A 'loose dangerous dog' has been shot by firearms officers in Guernsey after it attacked members of the public and other dogs near a children's playground.
Three people suffered non-life threatening injuries and one dog suffered serious injuries*.
Armed officers were sent out just before midday to deal with the dog at Saumarez Park, which was put down on advice from the States vet to prevent further risk and harm.
Saumarez Park - Incident— Guernsey Police (@GuernseyPolice) November 28, 2019
We deployed to Saumarez Park earlier today after multiple 999 calls about a loose dangerous dog.
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Police are investigating what happened and have paid tribute to those who restrained the Staffordshire Bull Terrier while emergency services were en-route to prevent further injury.
*Guernsey Police initially reported that 5 people and 2 dogs were hurt. The story has been updated following further information from the force.