Dog destroyed after attack

An dog has been shot dead by police after biting a 12-year-old girl and being chased into a play park being used by children.

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'No risk to public safety' as police shoot dog

It would probably have been in an area where there weren't any people around before they [the police] would have taken the shot. Obviously when they discharged the firearm there wasn't any risk at all that if they missed they would hit a member of the public or even if the cartridges passed through the dog that there was any risk they would enter someone else.

– Inspector Joseph Tierney, Gloucestershire Police

'Out of control' dog takes 'chunk' out of leg

Police say the dog took a "chunk" of flesh from the man's thigh. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The dog drew blood and was obviously attacking various people. The male had a chunk taken out of his leg - his right thigh - so one would assume he's had quite a nasty bite, which has removed some of the flesh.

– Inspector Joseph Tierney, Gloucestershire Police

The young girl is also treated for a dog bite to her leg. There are no further details of her injuries.

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Dog shot dead 'to protect public'

Officers chased it [the dog] for approximately half a mile but it ran into Priors Park, where there were a number of members of the public, including children, in the area. In order to maintain public safety the decision was taken to destroy the dog using a shotgun. The girl bitten by the dog received treatment from the ambulance service at the scene, while the man was taken to Tewkesbury Hospital for treatment.

– Gloucestershire Police

Taser used to control 'dangerous dog'

Officers were called to Despenser Road at 12pm today following reports that a large dog - believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier cross breed - had bitten a 12-year-old girl and a man and was dangerously out of control. When officers arrived, the animal attempted to bite them so a Taser was used in a bid to bring the animal under control. However, the dog ran away and the Taser was used twice more, but the dog could not be stopped.

– Gloucestershire Police

Dog destroyed after attack

A dog has been put down after biting two members of the public - including a 12-year-old girl - and trying to attack police officers. The incident happened in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire at lunchtime. The dog is believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier cross breed.

A Taser was used in a bid to bring the animal under control.

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