Man guilty of dog attack on police in Newham

A man whose pitbull attacked five policemen has been convicted of owning a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

Symieon Robinson-Pierre was found guilty of three charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act during a hearing at London Crown Court.

Police officers fled when the dog attacked them as they attempted to raid Robinson-Pierre's home in Newham on March 22.

The court previously heard that locals stood and filmed the scene on their mobile phones.

The dog was shot four times by an armed police officer after five officers attempted to subdue it without success.