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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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'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

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