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Pit bull shot dead after FEROCIOUS ATTACK on teenage girl and takeaway delivery driver

Neighbors said the aggressive animal had been roaming the street for hours before it attacked the girl while she was walking with two of her friends
(Representational Image/J Albin Berlin/Pexels)
(Representational Image/J Albin Berlin/Pexels)

ROCHDALE, UK: A ferocious pit bull was shot dead by armed officers on Friday night after it attacked a teenage girl and takeaway delivery driver. The Mirror reported that police were called to Morley Street in Rochdale after receiving reports of an aggressive dog on the loose. Neighbors were terrified after the ferocious pit bull attacked the duo.

CCTV footage shows the dog lunging for the teenager just after she appeared to bend down to stroke it. As soon as she turned and tried to run the dog attacked her again which made her fall on the pavement.

Neighbors said that the aggressive animal had been roaming the street for several hours before it attacked the girl while she was walking with two of her friends. Witnesses later informed the Manchester Evening News that she suffered bite wounds to her arm and leg. 

The neighbors said that the dog also attacked a pizza delivery driver as he got out of his car. After being bitten on the calf the man ran into a house. The dog then hid under a caravan for 45 minutes. After some time he was shot dead on the doorstep of a terraced house that was just 20 yards from where the attack happened.

A neighbor who pulled up in his car when the dog attack was taking place, said, "The police told me it was an American pit bull. I first saw it about 7pm, just sat on the pavement. I've never seen it before. Two teenage girls were walking down the street with a young lad. I think one of the girls tried to interact with it and it just started running after her. She fell down and I think that's when it attacked her. She was bleeding from her arm and her leg and she dropped her phone on the pavement." 

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The neighbor added, "Then the delivery driver pulled up. He didn't realize there was a dog on the loose. It went straight for him. My brother was shouting 'run' and he just ran straight into the house opposite. The police came and they were trying to coax it out from under the caravan for about 45 minutes. It started walking towards a lady police officer and she Tasered it. The dog started running and they just shot it. I've never seen anything like it, I've never seen a gun being fired before. It was distressing." 

Another neighbor who witnessed the dog being shot dead said, "It was brutal, horrible. There were about 20 police officers. They blocked off the road. At first I think they shot with him with a Taser. Then I heard another shot. It ran down the street trying to get in all the houses. He was limping. Then they shot him on the doorstep. It was so loud. You could still smell the gunpowder about half an hour later. My daughter was upstairs. She couldn't stop crying, she was so scared." 

Another resident said, "The police did a very professional job. They made everyone stay indoors and they gave the dog ample time to calm down. This is a busy street. We all sit outside on a night and there's always kids playing. If it had got hold of a kid the consequences could have been a lot worse."