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Dog shot dead for attacking police

Post  mara thon on Thu 22 Mar - 18:49

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/five-police-officers-mauled-dog-142039046.html

A Scotland Yard firearms squad was called in to shoot a dog dead after it mauled five police officers during a raid.

One Pc is facing skin grafts on his body after the "pit bull-type" animal went beserk as its owner was arrested.

All five constables were taken to hospital with leg and hand wounds as chaos ensued during a morning swoop in Newham, east London.

A dog unit and CO19 Specialist Firearms Command were called to "contain" and shoot dead the animal while bloodied officers arrested the suspect, in his 20s, for grievous bodily harm and kidnapping. Four of the officers were said to be in a serious but stable condition. The remaining Pc suffered minor injuries.

Police said the raid was part of Operation Big Wing, a major Scotland Yard purge on wanted suspects across the capital.

Jenny Jones, the Green Party candidate for London mayor, said the dog bite raid appeared to be "an expensive mistake".

She said: "Calling in CO19 just seems such an expensive way to deal with a mad dog. Could they not have used a Taser?

"Police should have done their homework before carrying out that operation. They should have realised the potential for a dangerous dog at the premises."

Pools of blood were visible near the entrance to the property in Albert Square.

A force statement said: "Police attended an address in Albert Square to execute an arrest warrant at approximately 9am... While officers from Newham attempted to arrest a male suspect, they were attacked by a pit bull-type dog. A dog unit was called to the scene and CO19 Specialist Firearms Command also attended. The dog was contained and subsequently shot dead."

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Thu 22 Mar - 23:16

What a dreadful incident. Can you imagine what would have happened if this savage animal had got anywhere near a child?

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/news/police_officers_injured_in_dog_attack

No it's not THAT Albert Square, by the way!

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Post  kitti on Fri 23 Mar - 7:15

He only went for police officers.......the owner probably trained the dog to do that.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Fri 23 Mar - 7:36

kitti wrote:He only went for police officers.......the owner probably trained the dog to do that.

That's what I was thinking, kitti. The owners trained the dog to attack. Poor doggie!

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Post  mara thon on Fri 23 Mar - 10:07

It appears that this dog had attacked before.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/five-police-officers-mauled-dog-142039046.html

A dog which mauled five police officers during a raid in east London is thought to have been responsible for another attack last year.

However Scotland Yard admitted it failed to pick up on intelligence that the "pit bull-type" animal lived at the property in Albert Square in Newham before they stormed the address.

One constable is facing skin grafts on his body and all five officers needed hospital treatment for leg and hand wounds after the frenzied assault. They are all in a stable condition, but at least three will stay in overnight.

The dog was shot dead at the scene by a marksman from the Metropolitan Police's CO19 firearms unit and its owner, a man in his 20s, was arrested by bloodied officers for grievous bodily harm and kidnapping.

Officers were sent to investigate reports that a man had been bitten by a dog in April last year but no arrests were made.

Newham Council said it had launched an investigation last year after receiving a complaint that a dog had bitten a cyclist in the square in April 2011. Animal welfare officers visited the property on May 6, but there was no response and the matter was discussed with the police in June with no further action taken.

A neighbour described how one officer leapt on to the bonnet of a car to escape the crazed brown dog, as the raid quickly turned into a savage attack.

Dennis Clarke said: "The dog was holding on to his leg. He managed to get to the wall but the dog got over the wall and was trying to attack him again. He scrambled on to the car, stayed there for a minute. He got down when another officer was screaming and yelling."

The 9am swoop was part of Operation Big Wing, a major Scotland Yard purge on wanted suspects across the capital. The 48-hour operation saw hundreds of officers carrying out searches for people wanted by police or who had failed to appear at court.

A total of 1,619 "visits" were made across London, the force said.

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Post  Badboy on Fri 23 Mar - 11:14

THE SAME DOG ALSO ATTACKED ANOTHER DOG.

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