Inquiries continue into police dog attack

PUBLISHED: 12:30 17 June 2014 | UPDATED: 14:02 17 June 2014

The police dog and the unarmed man, as captured from the video footage.

The police dog and the unarmed man, as captured from the video footage.


AN INVESTIGATION into a ‘horrifying’ incident where a police dog bit an unarmed man in Weston has been passed back to Avon and Somerset 

Officers promised a ‘thorough investigation’ into the incident which happened in the early hours of May 5 in Alexandra Parade.

A 15-second film emerged showing a shirtless man lying in the road when the dog lunged at him and clamped its jaws onto his neck and shoulder.

Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe said at the time that an investigation would be held into the whole incident and tactics employed.

A police spokesman said: “The matter has been referred back to the force by the Independent Police Complaints Commission for our Professional Standards Department to investigate and inquiries are continuing.”

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