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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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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

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