Dog shot dead by armed police: Two people taken to hospital & woman arrested after Halifax dog attack

Two people were rushed to hospital following a shock dog attack on Monday night.
Armed police in Sowood last nightArmed police in Sowood last night
Armed police in Sowood last night

A woman was arrested after a dog attack that saw two people taken to hospital in Halifax on Monday night (November 6). Police were called to Stainland Road shortly before 6pm, which saw a dog shot dead by armed police in Sowood.

The dog’s owner and another person were hurt, as was another dog. A woman was arrested last night and she was still in custody on Tuesday morning (November 7).

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A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Attempts to restrain the dog were unsuccessful and it was destroyed by armed officers who attended the scene. Both injured parties were taken to hospital with minor injuries and the injured dog was taken to be seen by a vet.”

Detectives are still trying to piece together what happened and are urging anyone with information that might help them to get in touch by using the live chat on West Yorkshire Police’s website or by calling 101, quoting reference 1366 of November 6.

Ward councillor for the area Councillor Paul Bellenger has spoken of the shock many in the area are feeling after last night. Speaking to Halifax Courier, he said: "Many people in the village are feeling shocked by what happened. It was extremely unexpected.

"I want to praise the police for their swift and appropriate actions. Hopefully the new laws that are coming into place regarding XL Bullys will prevent further incidents like this from taking place."