Police stab dog to death in botched drugs raid in Lewisham, south-east London

Police stab dog to death in botched drugs raid
No drugs were found at the property (not pictured) and no arrested were made (Picture: PA)

Police tear-gassed and stabbed a dog to death after it bit an officer during a drugs raid, Scotland Yard has revealed.

Met Police ssaid they were executing a drugs search warrant at the Lonsdale Close, Lewisham, south-east London, property yesterday morning when the dog clamped its jaws around a detective’s leg.

But when the dog, which was not a dangerous breed, refused to let go of the trainee detective constable, officers sprayed it with tear gas and then stabbed it to death with a knife.

No drugs were found at the property and no one was arrested.

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No drugs were found at the Lonsdale Close property (Picture: Google)
No drugs were found at the Lonsdale Close property (Picture: Google)

‘Officers forced entry into the property and whilst inside one officer was bitten by a dog, which clamped its jaws onto the officer’s leg,’ Scotland Yard said.

‘Other officers present attempted to remove the dog from the officer’s leg but due to growing concern for the officer’s safety and an inability to control or remove the animal, it was deemed necessary to use force.’

‘The dog was stabbed with a knife by an officer at the scene and has died as a result of its injuries.’

The officer in question, who is aged 39, was taken to hospital with bite wounds.

Police say they have received a complaint regarding the incident, which they are investigating.

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29 November 2014 | 10:40 am – Source: metro.co.uk

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