Police dog attacks boy

A ten-year-old boy has suffered serious injuries after being bitten by a police dog in Oldbury.

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Dog bite boy's father: 'disgusted' by attack

The father of a boy seriously injured after being attacked by a police dog has told ITV News Central he is 'disgusted'.

The 10-year-old was attacked in Oldbury on Sunday (23 June).

Officers were using the German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross, to search for four men wh had stolen copper wiring.

The attack happened in a private back garden.

The boy's father has said he is shocked by the incident and is going to be speaking to West Midlands Police tomorrow.

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Police apology over dog attack

West Midlands Police have apologised after a police dog attacked a boy in Oldbury.

The 10-year-old suffered serious injuries and is still in hospital, four days later.

The German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross was helping officers, after reports of four men stealing copper in the Western Road area of the town.

“This poor young boy has gone through an absolutely horrendous ordeal and my thoughts are with him and his family as he recovers from his injuries.

“We apologise unreservedly for what has happened and have launched an investigation to fully understand exactly how an innocent young lad came to be bitten by a police dog in the safety of his own back garden.

“Police dogs and their handlers receive intensive training and play crucial roles in the arrest of suspects day in day out, but on the very rare occasions where things go wrong, it’s vital we understand why and learn the lessons to ensure it doesn’t happen again."

– Chief Inspector Ian Marsh

10-year-old boy seriously injured after police dog attack

A boy has suffered 'serious injuries' after being bitten by a police dog in Oldbury.

The 10-year-old is still being treated in hospital after the attack, which happened in a private garden in the town last Sunday (23 June).

West Midlands Police say the animal, a German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross, was on a leash at the time.

The dog and its handler entered the garden after being called out to Western Road, following reports of four men stealing copper wiring near to the train station.

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