Police kill dog after rampage

SPECIALIST firearms officers today shot dead a dog which had bitten four people in a rapid spate of attacks.

SPECIALIST firearms officers today shot dead a dog which had bitten four people in a rapid spate of attacks.

Officers were first called to reports of a child being bitten on the leg at 11.21am, before a bus driver was attacked two minutes later.

A woman was the next to be bitten, at 11.30am, and a fourth person suffered facial injuries after an attack.

Police launched a search for the dog, which was located in Mitcham, south London, and then shot dead by officers this afternoon.

A woman has been arrested in connection with the incidents.

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