Three ‘rogue’ dogs escape and maul the pet and its owner before armed police kill two and capture the third.

  • A man was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control.



Three dogs got out of control and killed one pet and its owner before armed police destroyed two and captured a third.

Police were called to the scene on Handsworth Road in Sheffield this morning after reports that three dogs were on the loose.

Officers then received another report that two dogs – believed to be pit bulls – had escaped from a property and attacked a dog being walked by its owner. had been.

The dog had to be taken to the vets while the owner also suffered injuries that required hospital treatment.

It is understood the dogs then became more aggressive towards officers when they were sent to Handsworth Road to catch the animals.

Police were called to the scene on Handsworth Road in Sheffield this morning after reports that the dogs, believed to be pit bulls, were running loose.
Officers received a report that two dogs – believed to be pit bulls – had escaped from a property and attacked a dog being walked by its owner (stock photo)

Firearms officers destroyed two dogs to prevent the risk of further injuries, while a third dog was with officers and has been seized.

A 27-year-old man from Sheffield was arrested on suspicion of having a dog out of control and is in police custody.

Handsworth Road has been partially closed after a dog attack.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 in relation to incident number 250 of 3 December 2023.

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