Teen girl reported after 'XL bully' shot dead by police following attack

A 'large bulldog-type dog' was killed after attacking a Border Collie and injuring three people in East Kilbride.

Teen girl reported after ‘XL bully’ shot dead by police following attack in East Kilbride Getty Images

A teenage girl has been reported after an XL bully-type was shot dead by police in South Lanarkshire after an attack left three people injured.

Armed officers were called to the Mannering area of East Kilbride at 10.25am on Sunday following reports of a “dangerously out of control” dog attacking a Border Collie.

Local officers attempted to restrain the dog and three people received minor injuries.

In a video shared online that has been seen by STV News, six gunshots can be heard while a dog howls in the background.

An 18-year-old woman has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident which will also be subject to an investigation by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 10.25am on Sunday, February 18, police were called to a report of a large bulldog-type dog attacking a Collie dog on Mannering, East Kilbride.

“Local officers attended and attempted to restrain the dog which was dangerously out of control.

“Armed officers subsequently attended and the dog was shot dead by police.

“Three people reported receiving minor injuries during this incident.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the breed of dog and there will be a continued police presence in the area while enquiries continue.

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

“An 18-year-old woman will be reported to the PF in connection with offences relating to the Dangerous Dog Act.”

It comes as owners of XL bully dogs are being urged to prepare for new rules which come into force on Friday.

From February 23, it will be illegal to sell, advertise, give as a gift or exchange such dogs, or let them stray, under the new laws expected to be approved by the Scottish Parliament later this week.

XL bully dog owners will also be required to ensure their dog is muzzled and on a lead while in a public place.

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