Dog tasered by police after it attacked a woman in a park

The woman was taken to hospital.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 21st November 2022

Officers had to taser a dog in Manchester this weekend after receiving reports of a dog attacking a woman.

Gorton Park on Hyde Road was evacuated during the incident, which occurred at around 10.30am on Sunday morning.

GMP officers and ambulance services were called to the area, and the police were forced to taser the dog, which was aggressive, to subdue it.

The woman was taken to hospital to receive treatment, but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Chief Inspector Luke Breakspear the Force Duty Officer of Greater Manchester Police said: “The dog was aggressive when officers arrived at the scene and their absolute priority was to ensure the safety of the victim and other nearby members of the public.


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“The incident will obviously cause some distress to those who were at the scene, but I would like to offer reassurance that it was dealt with swiftly and thankfully the woman’s injuries are not more grievous.


“We are carrying out enquiries to understand the full circumstances and if you have any information – or footage of the incident – I would ask that you please share it with us.”

You can contact Greater Manchester Police via or call 101 quoting incident number 1235 of 20.11.2022

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