Pensioner hurt after dog contact
Cleveland Police have confirmed that an incident occurred in Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening where a 73-year old lady received injuries after contact with a police dog.
Officers were searching the lady’s garden for a suspect, with her consent, when the incident happened.
The lady received first aid from police officers at the scene and was then taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital to be treated for her injuries.
Assistant Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Sean White, said: “Our main concern at present is for the welfare of the lady and her family, we deeply regret what has happened and we wish her a full recovery from her injuries.
"The dog has been removed from operational duties whilst an investigation takes place and the matter has been referred to the IPCC (which is mandatory in these circumstances)."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.