Dangerous dog now 'contained' after police officer and member of the public bitten during police incident in Northampton

Two people have been taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog, according to police.

Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 4:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 5:25 pm
St Leonards Road was closed to the public following the incident

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).

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St Leonards Road was closed to the public following the incident

“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 and the road closures in the area are expected to be lifted in the next hour.”