Investigation after police dog bites arrested man

An investigation has begun after a man appeared to be bitten by a police dog in Weston Super Mare while he was being arrested.

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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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