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Watch: PSNI officer attacked by dog ​​while attending house in north Belfast

Watch: PSNI officer attacked by dog ​​while attending house in north Belfast

Watch: Police officers attacked by dog ​​in north Belfast

A PSNI officer was attacked by a dog while she and a colleague were at a house in Belfast, and the officer was injured as a result.

Footage of the incident, which was widely shared on WhatsApp, shows a dog that appears to be a large breed attacking a police officer before grabbing her boot.

As the footage progresses, the officer can be seen struggling to free herself from the dog’s grip while her colleague hits the dog with his baton to help.

During the footage, one of the officers can be heard shouting “get your dog, get your dog” as the animal continues to attack the officer.

Another officer yells, “Get your dog back now. Get the dog off her.”

As the footage progresses, the dog’s owner hits the animal with a brush in an attempt to help the two PSNI officers, even grabbing the dog’s tail and pulling it.

The CCTV footage appears to have been recorded on Wednesday last week, shortly after 5pm, at a property in the Silverstream Avenue area of ​​north Belfast.

At one point in the footage, one of the officers hands the baton to the dog’s owner as the dog refuses to let go of the boot, with a voice in the footage being heard saying, “Hit him in the face or something.”

As the dog continues to bite the officer, despite the front gate being pulled to try to get it to let go, the officer can be heard telling the dog’s owner: “Hit harder, you’re going to have to hit harder.”

The animal’s owner is also heard in the footage saying the dog “would never do that.”

As the footage ends, the dog can be seen successfully grabbing the officer’s boot and running with it across the property’s front garden.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police are aware of a video circulating online after a police officer was bitten by a dog while on duty.

“Officers were at a property in the Silverstream Avenue area of ​​north Belfast on Wednesday, June 26 when a police officer was attacked by a dog.

“The officer suffered an injury to her foot after the dog grabbed her boot. Another officer who was present at the time of the dog attack was fortunately uninjured.

“The dog warden has been contacted in relation to this report and investigations remain ongoing.”