Police shoot 2 dogs dead during pitbull rampage that injured 2 (DISTURBING IMAGES)
Armed officers were called to Chorley New Road, Bolton, on Sunday morning after emergency services at the scene reported a pack of dogs that were “dangerously out of control,” according to a police statement.
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A 60-year-old woman had been bitten on the hand and a man on the leg while a dog was seriously injured when armed police were deployed to the scene to control the vicious pack.
Multiple roads in the area were closed off as officers “humanely destroyed” two of the dogs and seized two more. Members of the public shared pictures and videos from the chaotic scene that featured a heavy police presence, rapid gunfire, and dead dogs.
Police are still searching for one remaining dog that they believe was part of the group.
“One of the dogs, described as large, short haired and of a bulky/muscular build, has not yet been located and officers are reminding members of the public to remain vigilant,” warned Greater Manchester police.
Man arrested today after dogs dangerously out of control in Bolton. https://t.co/OalxU94zWs— G M Police (@gmpolice) April 2, 2017
A 38-year-old man was arrested on “suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place and affray” and remains in police custody for questioning.
“Highly trained officers responded quickly to the scene and took control to avoid the situation from escalating,” said Superintendent Chris Allsop of Greater Manchester Police. “The officers acted with our number one priority in mind; to protect people and prevent them from harm,” he added.