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1 Dogs shot dead in Bolton on Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:49 am


John McGinlay
John McGinlay
A man let about 5 dangerous dogs off their leads to attack people. The dogs were shot dead and the man arrested.

2 Re: Dogs shot dead in Bolton on Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:29 am


POLICE are continuing to search for a dangerous dog after armed officers shot dead two Pit Bull type animals and three others were caught.

A man has been arrested following reports that a group of six dogs was dangerously out of control in Queens Park, Chorley New Road.

Police and the emergency services were called at 10.20am and discovered a 60-year-old woman had suffered a bite to the hand, a man was bitten on the leg and another dog suffered serious injuries.

Armed response officers were deployed to the scene and two dogs were shot and two others seized.
Officers are currently searching the area for another dog, which police described as a Pit Bull type animal, which is believed to be part of the group.

At around 6pm today, a police spokesman said to the Bolton News that the dog is still missing. 

Police also added that they had no information regarding national media reports that children had been attacked by the dogs. 

Road closures were initially in place on Salisbury Street and Deane Road but these have now been lifted.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place and affray. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Eyewitness Marya Mahmood, who works at Room Four Dessert on Deane Road said: “There were two dogs running around and they ran at the police so the police shot them.

“There was a guy who had four other dogs on a lead.

“He got upset – he was crying because his dogs were shot by the police.

Superintendent Chris Allsop of Greater Manchester Police,  said: “Highly trained officers responded quickly to the scene and took control to avoid the situation from escalating.

“The officers acted with our number one priority in mind; to protect people and prevent them from harm.

“I’d like to thank to the public for their patience and full cooperation as we remain at the scene and carry out our enquiries.

“I’d also like to remind them that their safety is a priority – if you see a dog, please do not approach it but alert a nearby officer or call 101 immediately.”

Armed officers returned to the scene following the incident for a short time and appeared to inspect the area where shooting had taken place.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 869 of 02/04/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

3 Re: Dogs shot dead in Bolton on Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:08 am


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Well we have now made Sky News and the Daily Mail with this but who has 6 of these dogs?! Shocked

4 Re: Dogs shot dead in Bolton on Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:12 pm


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
saw a video on facebook that someone filmed outside the cafe in Queens Park, the dogs were all roaming free and snapping at people. One bloke had a chair to fend them off with.

What kind of moron has 6 of these types of dogs and even worse, not on leads or muzzled?

I thought this type of dog was banned now as well? I know it would be hard to police but other than drug dealers and wannabe gangsters who needs a dog like this?

5 Re: Dogs shot dead in Bolton on Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:15 am


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
They need to bring the dog license back.

6 Re: Dogs shot dead in Bolton on Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:26 pm


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
A man has been charged with allowing dogs to be dangerously out of control in Bolton.

Armed police shot and killed two pitbull-type animals after two people were bitten in Queens Park, on Sunday morning.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: "Daniel Hennessy, 39, of Curzon Road, Halliwell, Bolton, was this evening charged with two counts of allowing dogs to be dangerously out of control and one count of affray.

"He will appear before Bolton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday April 4."

Officers were called to Queens Park after reports that five dogs were dangerously out of control.

Emergency services found a woman in her 40s who had been bitten on the hand and a man with bite injuries on his legs.

Police said armed officers "humanely destroyed" two dogs and seized two more.

The fifth dog has yet to be located.


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