Cornwall

Police shoot 'vicious' dog in Praze an Beeble

A "dangerously out-of-control" dog has been shot dead by police firearms officers in Cornwall.

The shooting, in Praze an Beeble, near Camborne, on Tuesday, followed initial calls from the public about a "dangerous" dog worrying sheep.

Police tracked the dog down after receiving a further call at about 2130 BST describing a "vicious" Alsatian dog "jumping at the windows of a house".

Devon and Cornwall Police said officers had "no choice" but to shoot it.

A spokesman said: "On arrival officers found a dog which was dangerously out of control.

"Police firearms officers and a police dog handler came under attack from the dog, leaving them no choice but to shoot the animal."

The owner of the dog has been found.

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