XL Bully dog shot dead by police after being 'dangerously out of control' and attacking woman

-Credit: (Image: ASP)
-Credit: (Image: ASP)

An XL Bully dog has been shot dead by police officers after attacking and injuring a woman in Salford.

Police were called to Gladstone Road in Eccles, off Liverpool Road, at around 9pm on Friday night after several reports that a dog was dangerously out of control and attacking the public.

GMP said specialised officers at the scene were then unable to bring the dog back under control and had to be killed 'as the last possible option'.

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One woman was injured in the attack and is still receiving treatment for her injuries, police said. Two men were also arrested after confronting officers.

Pictures show multiple police cars stationed at the junction of Liverpool Road and Gladstone Road, with a number of police and armed officers stationed at the scene.

A GMP spokesperson said: "At around 9pm tonight (Friday 28 June 2024) on Gladstone Road in Eccles we were called to several reports of a dog dangerously out of control that was subsequently attacking the public and injured a woman in the process.

"Initially, both local officers and the public were unable to regain control of the dog. Specialised officers were deployed and tried to safely secure the XL Bully but were unsuccessful. This meant unfortunately due to the risk and harm it was causing as a banned breed it was destroyed at the scene as the last possible option.

Armed police at the scene -Credit:ASP
Armed police at the scene -Credit:ASP

"Two men were later arrested and detained after confronting officers. The woman victim is still receiving treatment for her injuries.

"We understand the concern this incident will raise within the community but our officers have a duty to act in challenging situations on a regular basis with the aim of keeping everyone safe."

GMP said enquiries regarding the dog owner are ongoing.