Police have confirmed that a dog on the loose in Far Cotton wasn't shot by officers this afternoon.
A man has been arrested following a police incident in St Leonards Road, Far Cotton this afternoon during which two people were taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog.
Northamptonshire Police confirmed the arrest of the male and denied rumours circulating on social media that the dog had been shot.
A spokesman said: "The dog definitely wasn’t shot."
Police and ambulance crews are currently on the scene in St Leonard's Road in Far Cotton, which is closed both ways.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Police officers were called to reports of a man kicking the front door of a property in St Leonard’s Road at 1.10pm today (Tuesday).
“During the incident, one of our officers and a member of the public sustained dog bites and have been taken to hospital."
“The dog has now been contained."