Around12:44pm on Wednesday 27th July, 2022, Police attended a report of threatening behaviour outside of a popular Front Street Restaurant.
The suspect was approached by attending officers. Whilst talking to police, the suspect became aggressive and set his Pitbull Terrier on one of the officers. The dog grabbed a hold of the officer’s arm and did not let go. The officer eventually got free of the dog and restrained it, to avoid having the dog attack anyone else. Whilst being restrained, the animal, subsequently died.
The officer has been transported to KEMH via ambulance, where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.
The suspect has been arrested and detained.
Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the incident to call 211.
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