A 19-year-old man was savaged by two dogs at a house in Rishton, sparking a 30-hour seige with police as they tried to capture the animals.A siege?
What the hell were they doing, heating up cauldrons of Pedigree Chum and tipping it out of a second-floor window?
Police were called to the address at 9am yesterday after being alerted by the ambulance service to reports of a dog attack.A wag (groan) at Inspector Gadget’s suggests the negotiators might have needed some evidence for their next promotion…
However full teams only made a concerted attempt to retrieve the dogs from around 9am today as they waited for the dogs to calm down.
Riot teams, dog handlers, RSPCA, police marksmen, a vet and dozens of officers was despatched this morning.Surely an immediate lethal injection of hot lead would have saved a lot of trouble?
For a number of hours the teams were poised at the back of the house trying to lure the dogs out of the back door or to shoot them.
At around midday, they managaed to corner the dogs in a room where the dogs were tranquilised before being given a lethal injection.
A 24-year-old man from Accrington has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a section one (banned) dog.That’s going to be an interesting trial…
He has been bailed until May 4 pending further inquiries.