Dog put down after being attacked by a police dog near Boston

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An official investigation is under way after a police dog fatally injured another dog on a private road near Boston.

The incident happened at around 10.35pm on Monday February 29, after an East Midlands Operational Support Service Dog Handler parked a marked police dog van in an isolated location on the private road owned by the Drainage Board, near Fishtoft, in order to exercise his police dog.

The officer was unaware that a local man and his dog were approaching them in the dark, and the man’s dog was bitten by the police dog.

Although the officer immediately escorted the man and his dog to a local vet, the man’s dog was later put down due to its injuries.

Police are in contact with the dog’s owner, and the full circumstances of the incident are being investigated.