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Police kill out of control dog as armed officers called after two people bitten

An “aggressive” dog has been put down after two people were attacked in the street.

Residents in Rochdale reported seeing armed police in the area following reports of a dog on the loose.

When officers arrived at about 9.30pm on Friday, they found that the dog had bitten two people and was ‘ acting in an aggressive manner’, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The dog was destroyed due to concerns about the number of people in the area and the injuries caused. Police say no one was seriously injured in the attacks.

Following the incident, eyewitnesses reported seeing armed police officers at the scene.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 9.30pm last night (Friday August 6), police were called to reports of a dog loose on Morley Street, Rochdale.

“Officers attended and found that two members of the public had been bitten by the dog who was acting in an aggressive manner.

“Unfortunately, due to the nature of the incident, the dog was humanely destroyed as a safety precaution due to the number of people in the area and the injuries caused.

“Enquiries are ongoing. No serious injuries were reported.”