Gloucestershire

Man arrested over dangerous dog in Tewkesbury

A man has been arrested after a dog rampaged through a town and bit a "chunk" of flesh from a man's thigh.

Police shot the Staffordshire bull terrier cross-breed dead after a Taser stun gun had failed to halt it.

Officers had chased the animal for half a mile through Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, after it bit a man and a 12-year-old girl.

It was shot in Priors Park after officers were called to Despenser Road on Monday.

Insp Joseph Tierney said the animal had taken a "chunk" of flesh from the man's thigh, but added his injuries were not believed to be life-changing.

The girl was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Police said a 38-year-old Gloucester man was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

He was also arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage at a pub in Tewkesbury.

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