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Scotland Yard statement about officers' mauling by dog

A Scotland Yard statement said:

"Police attended an address in Albert Square to execute an arrest warrant at approximately 9am... While officers from Newham attempted to arrest a male suspect, they were attacked by a pit bull-type dog.

"A dog unit was called to the scene and CO19 Specialist Firearms Command also attended. The dog was contained and subsequently shot dead."

Five officers mauled by dog

Five police officers have been taken to hospital after being mauled by a dog during a raid.

The constables were attacked by a "pit bull-type" animal as they attempted to arrest a suspect in east London, Scotland Yard said.

A dog unit and firearms officer were called before the dog was "contained and subsequently shot dead", the force added.

The man - in his 20s - was arrested and is in custody.


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