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Police shoot dog dead in Crewe to protect public

October 23, 2014, 12:24 pm

Around 8am this morning (Thursday 23 October) police received reports of two dogs on the loose attacking another two dogs in Golden Hill, Weston, Crewe.

As a precaution and, in the interests of public safety, armed officers were deployed to the scene.

One of the dogs was swiftly contained by officers in a dog cage in the back of a police van. The second dog, which was running loose in the street, had to be shot dead by officers − this was carried out in a contained area with no members of the public around at the time.

The two dogs, which are believed to be of Shar Pei breed, are believed to live locally.

Chief Inspector Pete Shaw said: “This was clearly a distressing incident for all those involved − it took place in a busy area during rush hour. Armed officers were deployed to the scene and I would like to reassure local people that the situation was quickly brought under control. Enquiries are ongoing and officers will remain in the local area to provide reassurance. If anyone has any information, which could assist with our enquiries, or any concerns they are urged to speak to a local officer or call 101.”

The two dogs, which were attacked, are a Boxer and a Spaniel − they were with their two owners at the time (a man and a woman). The owners were not injured but have been left extremely shocked by their ordeal. The two dogs have sustained injuries and have been taken to a local veterinary surgery.

101 – The police non-emergency number

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