Police Officers Attacked by Dog

Five police officers were taken to hospital after a dog attack in East London.

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Man charged over dog attack

Police have charged a man after five police officers were injured by a dog in Newham yesterday. 25 year-old Pierre Robinson from Albert Square in Newham faces two charges against the Dangerous Dog Act. He is also charged with committing offences of grievous bodily harm and kidnapping on March 14th.

Met confirm force failed to pick up intelligence on the dog

A Met Police spokesman said tonight that the force failed to pick up intelligence that the dog had been involved in a previous attack in April 2011 before officers visited the address.

Commander Stephen Watson said:

"This allegation was not picked up in the intelligence assessment prior to today's operation, and this now forms part of my review of today's events."

The 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act remains in police custody.

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Newham Council launch investigation

Newham Council said it launched an investigation after receiving a complaint that a dog had previously bitten a cyclist in Albert Square on April 28 last year.

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 council spokesman said: "As this is now subject to a criminal investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

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