Armed police chased and shot a dog after it attacked its owner.
Officers and an emergency helicopter were mixed up when the American bulldog bit another family pet before escaping the garden in Exeter, Devon.
When Devon and Cornwall Police were present at 3 p.m. on Friday, the dog’s owners – who suffered minor injuries – agreed that it should be euthanized.
Inspector Greg Hine said, “The decision to authorize an armed response to this incident was not taken lightly, but we have responded appropriately to the public safety risk.
“Unfortunately, the dog could not be checked and was euthanized in a species-appropriate manner.
“The owners agreed to our approach, which we find annoying to them and the community.”
In another incident, a 40-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were charged after two children were injured in a dog attack.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night near Blackburnhall Gardens in Bathgate, West Lothian.
Scottish police said two children, aged three and ten, suffered minor injuries and a mini Yorkshire terrier had died.
In December, a man died after being attacked by a dog in a kennel in Kirkton of Auchterhouse, Angus, Scotland.
As the police announced, the 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is believed to have occurred at the Juniper Kennels and Cattery and involved a large bulldog dog.
A police spokesman for Scotland said: “The death will not be treated as a suspect and a report will be presented to the prosecutor.”
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The incidents came after 10-year-old Jack Lis was beaten to death by a dog in November at a friend’s house in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, Swansea.
The animal was later identified as American Bully or XL Bully, which are not on the Prohibited Breeds List.
A 28-year-old woman from the Caerphilly area was arrested after the attack on suspicion of being responsible for a dangerously runaway dog that caused a fatal injury and was later released on bail.
Two men – a 34-year-old from the Mountain Ash area and a 19-year-old from the Caerphilly area – were both released after volunteering to report to the police for being responsible for a dangerously out of control dog.
Observe: Moving sports cars at the funeral of the 10-year-old killed in the dog attack