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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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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

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