Police have admitted liability for a vicious dog attack that left a Leicester City fan covered in blood outside the King Power Stadium.Not just any dog. A police dog. One apparently 'spooked by loud noises'.
Well, you wouldn't expect those at a football match, would you?
The fan suffered a 5ins scar to his arm when the animal latched onto it without warning.
It took at least 90 seconds to get the dog off, and the handler was also bitten.And this isn't the first time.
Notts Police said both the dog and handler have undergone additional training.People worry about the police having Tasers, but at least they don't leap out of the holster to zap someone of their own free will!
The dad-of-two from south Leicestershire, who asked not to be named, said: “You can’t blame the dog for what happened.
“I would not go through the trauma again for any amount of money – any compensation won’t reflect the impact the incident has had on me.
“The most crucial thing is for no other fans to be bitten by a police dog, not under any circumstances.
“Having said all that, I am pleased policies for deploying police dogs outside the stadium are being changed.”Actually, there are some instances in which we'd want football fans to be savaged by police Alsatians surely?