Man reported to prosecutors after police shoot dead 'dangerously out of control' dog

Armed officers were called to reports of a 'dangerously out of control dog' attacking two men in Hamilton on Tuesday.

Man reported after dog shot dead by police following attack in Hamilton Paul Smith

A man who was mauled by a “dangerously out of control” dog before it was shot dead by police has been reported to prosecutors.

Armed officers were called to the Tinto View area of Hamilton at 5pm on Tuesday following reports of a “large bulldog type” dog attacking people.

Emergency services attended and a 48-year-old man was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

The man, who has since been discharged, has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident, Police Scotland confirmed on Friday.

Tinto View, Hamilton, South LanarkshireSTV News

Another man who was attacked by the dog on Loudonhill Avenue, shortly before the incident on Tinto View, was taken to Hairmyres Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The dog attempted to attack an officer and was shot dead by firearms officers. An eyewitness told STV News police shot the animal four times before it died.

The dog’s body was taken for a special veterinary assessment however, it was not possible to establish its specific breed, police said.

Tinto View area, Hamilton, South LanarkshireSTV News

A spokesperson for Police Scotland added: “A firearm was discharged during the response to this incident.

“As with any firearm discharge, the circumstances of the incident will be referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC).”

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