Posties using virtual reality headsets to learn how to avoid being dog attacks

(Photo by Eugene Capon from Pexels)

Royal Mail has used the system more then 750 times since November after a string of horrific attacks in which rogue pets have bitten off fingers, thumbs and even a nose.

Posties are using ­virtual reality headsets to learn how to avoid being attacked by dogs.

The gadgets provide a 360-degree street view scene and advice on how to deal with aggressive pets on their rounds.

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