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Suspect bites dog while trying to run away from police

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 1, 2017, 10:13 am IST
Updated : Aug 1, 2017, 10:13 am IST

Offender on run from police officers at Manchester bit canine in a last bid attempt to flee.

The offender bit the six-year-old police dog after it managed to capture him in the middle of the road (Photo: Pixabay)
 The offender bit the six-year-old police dog after it managed to capture him in the middle of the road (Photo: Pixabay)

In a bizarre incident, a man clamped his teeth around a police dog’s ear and head while on the run.

The German Shepherd Theo was deployed by his handler police officer Gareth Greaves after a suspect refused to surrender to police following a chase in Manchester. The footage which was caught on tape saw the offender sink his teeth into the six-year-old police dog after it managed to capture him in the middle of the road.

According to Greaves, the tussle lasted for some seven minutes during which both he and Theo were kicked to the floor.

Theo suffered a wound to his head after being bitten and was unable to lie down for several days due to bruising

Thankfully, Gareth’s wife who is a specialist operations officer helped patch up Theo’s wound.

The police pooch had earlier appeared in the Manchester Evening News after he had helped capture two suspects last year.

The man has since been charged with a public order offence, but was not charged for attacking Theo.

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