Crewe police shoot dog dead after woman attacked
A dog has been shot dead by police after a woman was attacked in Crewe.
Two dogs were reported to be on the loose after the attack in Golden Hill, Weston.
One was captured at about 08:00 BST, but the other was shot while running in the street, Cheshire Police said.
Both are believed to be shar-peis, the force added. Two other dogs - a boxer and spaniel - were injured and are receiving treatment.
'Witnessed by children'
The woman did not require medical treatment.
Ch Insp Pete Shaw said: "This was clearly a distressing incident for all those involved − it took place in a busy area during rush hour.
"Armed officers were deployed to the scene and I would like to reassure local people that the situation was quickly brought under control."
Cheshire East Council has said the killing may have been witnessed by children.
In a statement, it said: "Head teachers have been advised to re-assure children that the police action was necessary and the incident has been contained."