Cops Taser pit­bull af­ter pup at­tack

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PO­LICE had to Taser a DOG af­ter it sav­aged a puppy and its owner.

Si­mon King, 37, was out walk­ing his pet Rot­tweiler pup, Stella, when a Stafford­shire bull ter­rier at­tacked in We­ston-su­per-mare.

As the for­mer fit­ter fought to prise his young dog from the other an­i­mal’s jaws, two cops who hap­pened to be pass­ing shot it with a Taser gun.

Mr King, who was left with deep wounds on his hand where he was bit­ten, praised the po­lice for their in­ter­ven­tion and said if they had not been there, his puppy Stella would have been killed.

He said: “Three young guys come from nowhere and this dog was be­hind them, off its lead.

“It saw Stella and went for her and sunk its teeth in to her neck.

“I punched and kicked it in the head but it just acted like I wasn’t even there.”

Even af­ter it was shot the dog was lit­tle more than stunned.

There are 355 Avon and Som­er­set po­lice of­fi­cers li­censed to carry a Taser.

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