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Dog mauls 5 London police officers

2012-03-22 20:08

London - British police say five officers have been hospitalized after they were mauled by a dog during a raid.

The Metropolitan Police force says the officers were trying to arrest a man in east London when they were attacked by "a pitbull type dog".

Four suffered serious injuries and one was slightly injured before members of a police firearms unit arrived and shot the dog dead.

All five officers were in stable condition at a hospital.

The force said a man in his 20s was arrested in Thursday's operation and was in custody at a London police station.

Comments
  • Jack - 2012-03-22 20:28

    Goodness - at least allow the cops to carry tazers...

  • Squeegee - 2012-03-22 20:30

    That's what happens when police are not armed - going into a raid! Political correctness gone mad.

  • Cracker - 2012-03-22 20:45

    Love the doggy. Still man's best friend. Protects you for the right reasons to it. It cares not about the rest. It is after all your little doggy. Unless of course rabies have spread. The doggy of course has no idea of the motives of the police. And now the faithful doggy is no more. How much is that little doggy in the window?

  • Goliat - 2012-03-22 20:46

    Vat hom, Flaffie! One dog = five British police officers in a "stable condition" in hospital.

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-22 20:57

      Should send the dog to SA, or his/her progeny! Should teach wannabe thiefs a bite or two!

      Tanie - 2012-03-22 22:42

      UK dogs do not understand 'voetsek' they apparently kept saying voetsek! voetsek! iyo mmawee!

  • Jonathan - 2012-03-22 21:05

    Shoot a dog for protecting its owner? Only the police in Britain could get away with such cowardly, cruel behaviour..

      michael.a.devilliers - 2012-03-22 21:58

      Perhaps the owner should've kept the dog under control instead of setting it on the police?

      TSR01 - 2012-03-22 22:43

      @Jonathan, if you think 1 animal's life is worth more than 5 humans (very possibly with families relying on them as the breadwinners in their households), then you are greatly misguided. Or, put yourself in their shoes - how would you like it if a dog tried to maul you to death? Do you even know how ragged and razor-sharp a pitbull's teeth are? Go visit someone who owns one. They're practically shark teeth!

      Andriaan - 2012-03-23 06:42

      You're about as bright as a brick are you...

      Mary - 2012-03-23 07:08

      TSR01 - Ragged and razor sharp teeth? In your nightmares, maybe, otherwise a 'pitbull' is like any other dog. Actually very loving unless messed up by humans.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-23 10:49

    Dogs are kept as companions in the modern age more than as the true guards and protectors they are. Personally if my dog attacks someone on my property he does so for good reason and the police if intent of putting him down had better bring extra body bags, they are going to need them. I will not hesitate to kill anyone trying to kill my animals, in the same way they would not hesitate to kill to protect me.

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