MET Police firearms team shot and killed two dogs reported to be “dangerously out of control”.
Louie Turnbull, 46, of no fixed address, was charged with being the owner of a dog that was dangerously out of control and being in possession of a dog whilst disqualified from owning or keeping a dog.
The two dogs reported to have been “in altercations” earlier and attacked a member of public.
In the video police dog handler was heard saying to the owner of the two dogs, “Listen, all I wanna do is to check your dogs. This is the only way is going to happen, if you give these dogs up”. The owner responded, “I am not giving them up”. Subsequently, the owner set one of his dogs at the police officers, which was shot and killed.
The owner started shouting at the police officers and was tasered but managed to retrieve and run away chased by the officers.
The second dog was safely collared by the police dog handler but managed to escape having been tasered by another officer, and started running towards police officers who were arresting the owner and killed with a single shot.
Following the viral video on Twitter Met Police issued a statement this evening and said: “Police were called just after 5pm on Sunday, May 7, to a woman being attacked by a dog in Commercial Road, E14.
“Officers attended the location where the aggressive behaviour of two dogs was of considerable concern and posed a significant threat to them.
“A man was arrested in connection with the incident for having a dog dangerously out of control and assault offences. He has been taken into police custody. A taser was discharged by police.
“No person was taken to hospital. Both dogs were destroyed by police at the scene. This is never an easy decision for any officer to take, but police have a duty to act where necessary before any further injury is caused.
“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards will review the circumstances of the incident.”