Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Dog shot dead by police marksman

`A police marksman has shot dead a dog after reports its owner was encouraging it to attack members of the public.

Police were called to King Street in Thetford, Norfolk on Monday where they found the German Shepherd and its owner, who was armed with a hammer.

The dog was “a threat to the safety of officers and the public” and was shot dead, Norfolk Police said.

A man, 20, was later arrested and sectioned under the Mental Health Act, a spokesperson confirmed.’

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