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Man Arrested After Dog Shot Dead by Armed Police
Express & Star ^ | January 21, 2014

Posted on 01/21/2014 1:55:12 PM PST by nickcarraway

Man arrested after dog shot dead by armed police A man has been arresed after armed police shot dead a pit bull-type dog and captured another which were on the loose in a quiet Bearwood street.

The 33-year-old was arrested on an outstanding warrant for animal cruelty and is helping police with inquiries relating to the two pitbull-type dogs.

Residents had been left stunned as police descended on the street following reports the dogs were ‘loose and acting aggressively’. The road was closed off and residents told to stay indoors.

One of the dogs was killed at the scene by a police marksman as cordons were set up to keep residents back yesterday evening.

The other dog was caught safely by specialist police dog handlers in a rear garden of one of the homes in Richmond Road.

Force incident manager, Chief Inspector Jack Hadley, said: “Two pit bull-type dogs were reported to police at 4pm yesterday as being on the loose and acting aggressively in Richmond Road. Specialists from West Midlands Police’s Dog Unit attempted to secure the dogs but, due to their aggressive nature, they were unable to contain them.

“Richmond Road was secured by police officers as a firearms unit was called to the scene; one dog was shot and killed whilst another has been located in a rear garden and taken to our specialist dog unit. Further inquiries are continuing.”

One end-of-terrace house near the junction with Bearwood Road was cordoned off by firearms officers for more than two hours. One of the residents, a woman in her 30s who did not wish to be named, said: “We thought we heard a shot but we stayed indoors as we didn’t know what was happening, it was chaos for a while.”

Another resident from nearby Merrivale Road, a 30-year-old man, said some residents eventually did emerge from their homes to see what was happening.

“There are young families around here,” he said. “I was amazed when they said there were pit bulls on the loose.”

The news caused concern from people on Twitter demanding to know why police had killed the dog. But the force replied: “Officers from dog unit tried to contain them but couldn’t due to their aggressive behaviour.”


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: donutwatch

1 posted on 01/21/2014 1:55:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Armed police”?


2 posted on 01/21/2014 1:58:17 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: nickcarraway

This must not be in the USA, or both dogs would have been killed immediately.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 1:58:18 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Fido969

It would have been difficult for the unarmed police to shoot them.


4 posted on 01/21/2014 1:58:54 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: nickcarraway

>> But the force replied:

Does “the force” make sounds understandable by humans, or does it just go straight to brain waves?


5 posted on 01/21/2014 1:59:20 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: nickcarraway

Pit-bull type dog -— the Glock of dog haters.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 1:59:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

My wife and I are hermits because we get along with dogs much better than we do with people. It could be us, it could be them...it doesn’t matter. Happiness occurs between the ears, make it happen.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 2:00:08 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: nickcarraway
Man arrested after dog shot dead by armed police

Sooo....how do the unarmed police shoot a dog? Special police powers?

8 posted on 01/21/2014 2:00:20 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: nickcarraway

Pit Bulls on the loose here in Central AR get dispatched very very quickly by locals. Cops have to be restrained and call our half dozen animal control officers. Cops here would much rather citizens take out the trash than wait on animal control, supervisor approval, and all the paperwork. I carry a suppressed Norrell 10/22 for such events. Pit Bulls on the loose in the county have been known to “pack up” and kill pets, livestock, and even children.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 2:00:58 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Moltke
" Sooo....how do the unarmed police shoot a dog? Special police powers?"

Looks like the article is a story in Bearwood (West Midlands) England.

10 posted on 01/21/2014 2:06:07 PM PST by GregoTX (Keep Calm and Cruz On)
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To: Sherman Logan
It would have been difficult for the unarmed police to shoot them.

Beat me to it!

11 posted on 01/21/2014 2:06:10 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: nickcarraway

Roads closed for a dog???


12 posted on 01/21/2014 2:14:44 PM PST by plainshame
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To: Fido969

It’s what they call them in the UK. Special police but their guns are locked up until they’re needed.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 2:18:43 PM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: nickcarraway
The 33-year-old ... is helping police with inquiries

Ah that classic British understatement -- he might be handcuffed to a chair undergoing a full-on interrogation under a bright light.

14 posted on 01/21/2014 2:29:08 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: NEMDF

AND the owner.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 2:42:10 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Paladin2

where can I get a pit bull-type dog?


16 posted on 01/21/2014 2:50:02 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: nickcarraway

It sounds like there was a pack forming, and this had to be stopped. A potential good kill, I’m sorry.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 3:14:46 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: morphing libertarian

Don’t get just any pit bull-type dog. It’s important to know how many words per minute they can type, and if they can take shorthand.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 3:18:12 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: nickcarraway
The 33-year-old was arrested on an outstanding warrant for animal cruelty and is helping police with inquiries relating to the two pitbull-type dogs

I wonder if this had anything to do with the dogs acting aggressively ?
19 posted on 01/21/2014 3:18:49 PM PST by khelus
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

indeed


20 posted on 01/21/2014 3:21:57 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

We should always make sure to mention the dog was unarmed


21 posted on 01/21/2014 3:25:12 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

you may be barking up the wrong tree


22 posted on 01/21/2014 3:29:07 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: nickcarraway

So they arrested the dog, then the guy, then shot the guy?

Dang are they strict.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 3:30:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: morphing libertarian

:p


24 posted on 01/21/2014 3:37:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: morphing libertarian
where can I get a pit bull-type dog?

Check the classified-type ads in your local news-type paper.

25 posted on 01/21/2014 4:36:51 PM PST by Rodamala
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