Officers bitten by dog during hour-long stand-off in Worthing

Officers prepare to breach the home PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell
Officers prepare to breach the home PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell

SEVERAL police officers were bitten by a dog as they struggled to breach a home in Worthing which had been barricaded by a man following a ‘disturbance’ last night (August 12).

At least a dozen police officers – some wearing protective body armour and carrying riot shields – a police dog unit, armed response units and paramedics were called to the scene of the incident, in Salvington Road, at 9.20pm.

One officer getting into his armour  PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell

One officer getting into his armour PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell

Police forced their way into the property and arrested one man – however, their job was by no means easy.

Describing the scene, a spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Officers were refused access to the house by a man who set up some obstacles at doorways. Several officers received minor bites from a dog at the address. Damage had been caused to items in the house.

“A 49-year old woman and a 27-year old man who had left the house before police arrived had sustained minor injuries not requiring hospital treatment.”

After an hour-long stand-off, officers eventually entered the property, at about 10.30pm, where they arrested a 50-year-old male, without incident.

Police lined the street, with paramedics in support  PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell

Police lined the street, with paramedics in support PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell

The man, who was arrested on suspicion of affray, causing actual bodily harm, and criminal damage, is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries, a police spokesman added.

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At least a dozen police, some wearing body armour and helmets, were called to the scene  PHOTO: Eddie Micthell

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