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Police are to investigate an incident in which a man was bitten by a police dog as he was being arrested.

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Police dog attack video appears on the internet

An investigation has begun after a man appeared to be bitten by a police dog in Weston-super-Mare while he was being arrested. You may find the following pictures disturbing.

Footage has emerged on the internet of a man apparently being bitten on the neck by a police dog. The man is lying on his front in the road when the barking dog, which is on a lead, lunges forward and appears to sink its teeth into his neck, dragging him forward a short way.

Avon and Somerset Police say the incident has been referred to their professional standards department for a thorough investigation.

A&S police 'keen to understand what happened'

Police were called to the Regent Street area of Weston-super-Mare in the early hours of Saturday morning to reports of a large fight involving a number of people. During this incident, a man was bitten by a police dog as he was being arrested.

We are aware of a YouTube clip and comments on social media channels about this incident. The incident has been referred to our professional standards department for thorough investigation as we are keen to understand what happened. The YouTube clip is only a few seconds long and doesn't show events before or after the arrest.

– Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon & Somerset Police

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Internet footage shows man being bitten on the neck

Footage of the incident has emerged on the internet Credit: Youtube

Footage has emerged on the internet of the shirtless man apparently being bitten in the neck in the incident in Weston-super-Mare.

Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon and Somerset Police said

"The incident has been referred to our professional standards department for thorough investigation as we are keen to understand what happened."

Investigation after man bitten by police dog in Weston

An investigation has begun after a man appeared to be bitten by a police dog in Weston Super Mare while he was being arrested. You may find the following pictures disturbing.

The incident happened in Weston on Saturday night Credit: Youtube

Footage has emerged on the internet of the man apparently being bitten on the neck. Avon and Somerset Police say the incident has been referred to their professional standards department for a thorough investigation.

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A CCTV image of one of the men sought by police. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

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Another CCTV image of a man sought by police Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The man was forced to hand over cash from the till. While this was happening a second man unsuccessfully attempted to open another till and a third person remained near the door.

Image of a third man sought by police Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

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