Police in the UK said that officers shot and killed a dog ‘that was presenting a risk to them and the public’ after a man was found with serious injuries and later died.
A dog has been shot and killed by police officers in the UK after a man was discovered in a house with severe injuries and died.
Officers from the Derbyshire Police, cited by the Mirror on Sunday, April 23 said that they were called at a house in Cameron Road, Derby, where a dog was killed after it “presented a risk to them and the public”.
Police have arrested a man in connection with the incident.
A statement by Derbyshire Police spokesperson, issued on Saturday, April 22 said, “Officers were called to reports that a man had been seriously injured at a house in Cameron Road, Derby”.
“A dog at the address that was presenting a risk to officers and the public was shot and killed by firearms officers. A man has also been arrested in connection with the incident.”
“Officers remain at the property and a scene is in place.”
“The following roads are closed at this time.”
“Cameron Road – from the junction with St Thomas Road and close to the junction with Duncan Road”.
“Brunswick Street – from the junction of Havelock Road and Sutherland Road”.
“There is no ongoing risk to the public and officers will remain in the area as the investigation into the incident continues.”
Police then issued another statement that said, “We are now able to confirm that the man injured during the incident in Cameron Road, Derby, died at the scene. His family have been made aware and our thoughts are with them at this time.
“The man arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody and a scene remains in place at a house in Cameron Road. There will be an increased police presence in the area as enquiries continue and officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have information.
“Anyone who can help with the enquiries is asked to contact the force with reference 215-220423.”
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