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Attacking dog stabbed and killed by police officer

The dog is not believed to be a dangerous or banned breed

A police officer has been forced to stab and kill a dog after it started attacking him at an address in Lewisham.

Detectives were carrying out a drug search warrant at the address in Lonsdale Close at around 6:20 am this morning when the dog clamped its jaws around the 39 year old's leg.

The trainee Detective Constable was forced to use CS spray, but it still refused to let go. The officer, who resorted to using a knife, has been taken to hospital for surgery and is in a stable condition.

The dog is not believed to be a dangerous or banned breed at this stage. No drugs were found at the property and no arrests were made.

A complaint has been made about the officer and the incident is being investigated.

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Former Glasgow Rangers owner Craig Whyte granted bail

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte, leaves Glasgow Sheriff Court after he was released on bail following his appearance at the court accused of fraud. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been granted bail after appearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court accused of fraud.

He made no plea or declaration and was released on bail.

Whyte appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court after arriving in the UK having been detained in Mexico.

An arrest warrant was issued a fortnight ago for the 43-year-old in connection with an investigation into the sale of Rangers Football Club in 2011.

Nigeria mosque blast: At least 35 dead

At least 35 people have been killed and many wounded in the bomb attack on the Central Mosque of Kano in northern Nigeria, Reuters have reported, citing the local police commissioner.

Reuters report that gunmen set off three bombs and fired on worshippers at the central mosque in an assault that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.

More: Smoke rises above central mosque of Kano after blast

Poland will 'block' Cameron's radical immigration plans

A senior figure in the Polish government has told ITV News that Poland would definitely block any UK treaty revisions that would discriminate between British and EU citizens.

Economist Jacek Rostowski, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, made the comments following David Cameron's speech laying out radical reforms to ban European migrants from claiming a range of benefits for their first four years in the UK.

Mr Rostowski told ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler that "of course" Poland would veto the move - which requires the co-operation of every EU country.

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Police: Wheelchair-user had TV dropped on her

A woman in a wheelchair had a large television dropped on her amid "appalling scenes" during Black Friday sales in Greater Manchester, police said.

Another woman suffered a broken wrist and a security guard was punched, Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkin of Greater Manchester Police said.

Three people were arrested at the shopping events.

More: 'Black Friday' chaos for shoppers at Tesco in Wigan

Internet shoppers predicted to spend £518m today

An estimated £518 million will be spent online on cards today as shoppers embrace Black Friday internet bargains.

With online transactions expected to top 8.5 million, Visa has predicted that today could be the biggest cyber shopping day in the country's history.

Almost half of UK shoppers (47%) say they intend to buy a Black Friday deal, according to retail analysts Verdict.? Credit: PA

Reaching this figure would put online card shopping up 22% on last year's Black Friday.

Analysts expect another £500 million to be spent online on Monday, making for a £1.7 billion "cyber weekend" - with a predicted record 31 million online transactions.

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