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.
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