At around 10:30am this morning (Sunday 20 November) officers were called to reports of a dog attacking a woman in Gorton Park on Hyde Road, Manchester.
Officers reacted quickly and – due to the nature of the incident – were forced to taser the dog to subdue it.
Ambulance services attended the scene, and the woman was taken to hospital to receive treatment for her injuries which are thankfully not thought to be life-threatening or life changing.
The park was evacuated, and a scene remains in place whilst officers conduct their enquiries.
Chief Inspector Luke Breakspear the Force Duty Officer of Greater Manchester Police said: “The dog was aggressive when officers arrived at the scene and their absolute priority was to ensure the safety of the victim and other nearby members of the public.
“The incident will obviously cause some distress to those who were at the scene, but I would like to offer reassurance that it was dealt with swiftly and thankfully the woman’s injuries are not more grievous.
“We are carrying out enquiries to understand the full circumstances and if you have any information – or footage of the incident – I would ask that you please share it with us.”
You can contact Greater Manchester Police via the website or call 101 quoting incident number 1235 of 20.11.2022