Five police officers were mauled by a Pitbull-type dog in London today as they tried to arrest the owner for GBH and kidnapping.
There is some video of the attack on the Guardian website.
Officers were forced to use the best weapon the government provides to defend themselves with, their feet, as they ran away and jumped on walls and cars to get out of the reach of the vicious dog which hospitalised all five officers.
The dog was shot and killed by firearms officers. The injured officers were lucky they are in the most heavily armed force in the country; if they’d been in my force the dog might have died of old age before any officer with a gun came near it.