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Girl bitten by South Yorkshire Police dog in Page Hall search

Page Hall, Sheffield Image copyright Facebook: Page Hall Today
Image caption Onlookers said around 100 people gathered at the bottom of Hinde Street opposite the Page Hall Advice Centre

A 17-year-old girl has been bitten by a police dog in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Police have said.

The girl was treated in hospital for minor injuries to her arm following a search for stolen property in the Page Hall area at around 17:15 BST on Tuesday.

Before the search officers had been chasing a silver Skoda which was exceeding the speed limit.

Large crowds gathered around Longley Lane following the operation.

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Police said there were no fights or disorder and no arrests made.

A police statement said the car was abandoned on Popple Street and a man believed to be driving was arrested shortly afterwards.

The injured girl was not in the speeding car or related to the arrested man.

"An officer and a police dog were then deployed to the Longley Lane area to search for stolen property in connection with the incident," police said.

"During the search, a 17-year-old girl was bitten by a dog on Hinde Street. She was taken to hospital with injuries to her arm."

The force said an internal investigation would take place.

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