Officers were called just after 4.30pm on Saturday to High Street in Little Lever, Bolton, to reports that a dangerous dog was ‘out of control’. The pit bull-type dog had attacked two animals in front of their horrified owners and passers-by, some of who were injured as they tried desperately to intervene.
Officers first attempted to taser the dog, which had been caught and held down by two men, but that failed, so firearms specialists were called in to shoot it to ‘minimise its suffering’ and ‘protect the public’.I think that might just be the wrong order, somehow...
Engineering technician Tom was left with a severe puncture wound to the hand, as well as cuts and bruises, after bravely taking on the out-of-control dog.
He also received an electric shock after being tasered through the creature.Obviously don't watch 'Casualty' or they'd know to shout 'CLEAR!' first..
“I got up, I didn’t really have a clue what was happening because of the shock, but then I heard a gun shot, and another, and another.
“The dog was that big and aggressive it took three shots to kill it.”Or they are crap shots. Think yourself lucky they waited until you were out of the way, this time!
A spokesman for GMP confirmed they were called to the scene just after 4.30pm, adding: “A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being the owner of a dog and allowing it to be dangerously out of control in public place and causing injury. He has been bailed until December.”One to watch...