Police Shoot Dead Five Dangerous Dogs In Street After They Attack


Armed police shot dead a group of dangerous dogs in Queens Park, Chorley New Road in Bolton.

They were called down last Sunday after they received reports of six-out-of-control Pitbull-type dogs who were terrorising people in the town center.

When police arrived they assessed the situation and shot the five of the six dogs dead before they could do anymore harm.

Among those injured in the attack was a 60-year-old woman who got bit on the hand, there was also an unidentified man how who was bitten on the leg. It wasn’t only humans that suffered from the attack, as another dog – who was’t part of the group – also suffered serious injuries, according to The Mirror.

Several bits of footage were posted throughout social media of armed police ‘neutralising’ the dangerous canines. In one video post you can hear gunshots ring-out, at one point it was reported that one of the dogs ran towards the police before being shot down.

People recording videos can heard gasping in reaction to the the shooting whilst they hid out in nearby flats. In one video you can see two officers ‘roughly’ escorting one man to the back of a police car, we can only assume that the person in question had been arrested in connection with the incident.

Another bit of footage shows two dead dogs lying on the street. According to The Mirror, the police ‘humanely destroyed’ them and seized two more. The are also searching for one more dog who escaped and is believed to be part of the group.

Furthermore a 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place and affray. He is currently still in the police custody for questioning

Superintendent Chris Allsop of Greater Manchester Police, released a statement saying:

Highly trained officers responded quickly to the scene and took control to avoid the situation from escalating. The officers acted with our number one priority in mind; to protect people and prevent them from harm….

He added that ‘safety is a priority’ and that if they spot the escaped dog to ‘not approach it’. Instead they should ‘alert a nearby officer or call 101 immediately’.

Police are still appealing for more information, anyone willing to step forward should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 869 of 02/04/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.