Police kill ‘aggressive’ dog after it bites two victims and attacks people in street

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Police were forced to put down a dog after it attacked two people on a street in Manchester  (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police were forced to put down a dog after it attacked two people on a street in Manchester (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Police were forced to put down a dog after it attacked two people on a street in Manchester.

Officers were called to Morley Street in Rochdale, Manchester following reports of a vicious dog on the loose.

When police arrived on the scene, they found that two people had been bitten by the dog which was acting in an “aggressive manner”.

Various concerns about the dog’s violent behaviour and the number of people living in the area resulted in police decided to put the animal down.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 9.30pm last night (Friday 6 August), police were called to reports of a dog loose on Morley Street, Rochdale.

“Officers attended and found that two members of the public had been bitten by the dog who was acting in an aggressive manner.

“Unfortunately, due to the nature of the incident, the dog was humanely destroyed as a safety precaution due to the number of people in the area and the injuries caused.

It comes after a number of dog attacks in recent months have led to serious injuries or death for young children.

Officers were called to Morley Street in Rochdale, Manchester following reports of a vicious dog on the loose (stock image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Officers were called to Morley Street in Rochdale, Manchester following reports of a vicious dog on the loose (stock image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A toddler was airlifted to hospital after being attacked by a dog in Faversham, Kent.

The infant was taken to a London hospital with “multiple injuries”, the force said, however they were not life-threatening.

Daniel John Twigg, 3, was killed by a dog outside a property in Milnrow, Rochdale in May.

Just a month earlier, Romy Griffiths, 2, suffered severe facial injuries after being bitten by the family’s eight-year-old family dog Blizzard.

And in March this year, Bella-Rae Birch died in hospital from her injuries following a dog attack at her home in Blackbrook, St Helens, Merseyside.