Escaped police dog attacks Glossopians

Police in Glossop are investigating how a Greater Manchester Police dog escaped from its kennel whilst off duty and injured four people in Glossop last night (Thursday February 7).


1. 7.00PM - Man bitten on Pennine Road
2. 7.30PM - 13 year old girl attacked on Charlestown Road, another man who tries to rescue the girl is also bitten
3. 7:40?PM Dog seen running towards Freetown
4. 9:50PM dog finally captured by handler on King Street

Local police were first alerted at 7pm when a man reported he had been bitten by a German Shepherd type dog on Pennine Road in the town.  Thirty minutes later a 13-year-old girl was bitten on her arm and leg on Charlestown Road. The girl received hospital treatment but no details of the severity of her injuries are available.


One man, aged 48, who tried to rescue her, sustained some scratches and had his shirt ripped.  An 18-year-old man who also helped was bitten on his arm.  A third man who assisted escaped without injury.


The dog ran off towards Freetown and was captured by its handler at about 9.50pm on King Street.


Derbyshire Constabulary will be fully investigating the circumstances of this incident and part of this investigation will include liaising with Greater Manchester Police.

GMP is aware that Derbyshire Constabulary are investigating after a number of people suffered dog bites.
Greater Manchester Police issued a statement: "A GMP dog that is believed to be involved is not currently being used in operational policing by the Force's Dog Unit and is safely housed at one of the Force's kennels. As this investigation is ongoing it would not be appropriate to comment further".

Greater Manchester Police were unable to tell the Glossop Gazette the name, age or sex of the dog.

Did you see German Shepherd type dog on Thursday night? Are you one of its victims? Tell the Gazette!

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