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.
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.
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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