Armed police shoot 'aggressive' dog dead during raid in New Addington

Blaze was shot by police in a raid in Windham Avenue, New Addington, yesterday. Picture from Twitter by @ShaayStar

Blaze was shot by police in a raid in Windham Avenue, New Addington, yesterday. Picture from Twitter by @ShaayStar

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A teenager’s dog was shot dead by police yesterday after officers raided a house looking for a burglary suspect.

Cops burst into the home in Windham Avenue, New Addington, and arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with aggravated burglary and robbery offences.

During the raid a Croydon police spokesman sayid there was a dog at the address which was ‘acting aggressively towards officers’.

He added: “A specialist police dog unit attended, but were unable to safely restrain the dog.

“Armed officers were subsequently called and the dog was shot and killed.”

The dog was called Blaze and belonged to 17-year-old Shannon-Marie Henery.

The burglary and robbery suspect remains in custody at a south London police station.

 

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5:02pm Fri 24 Jan 14

ANNE GILES says...

This should never have happened. The dog would have been frightened. It was only a year old puppy. It had backed off. Where was the owner? If our dog barks at people, we remove him. Another way is to chuck water over the dog. The owner should have immediately restrained it.
This should never have happened. The dog would have been frightened. It was only a year old puppy. It had backed off. Where was the owner? If our dog barks at people, we remove him. Another way is to chuck water over the dog. The owner should have immediately restrained it. ANNE GILES
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6:46pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Misty4 says...

WHAT THE HELL is the mutt doing on a SEAT on a TRAIN? Well, it won't be smearing its backside on a train seat again, will it? The police were absolutely right to shoot it as it was behaving in a threatening manner.
WHAT THE HELL is the mutt doing on a SEAT on a TRAIN? Well, it won't be smearing its backside on a train seat again, will it? The police were absolutely right to shoot it as it was behaving in a threatening manner. Misty4
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9:49am Mon 27 Jan 14

Fordingwatt says...

ANNE GILES wrote:
This should never have happened. The dog would have been frightened. It was only a year old puppy. It had backed off. Where was the owner? If our dog barks at people, we remove him. Another way is to chuck water over the dog. The owner should have immediately restrained it.
It is always sad when someone makes silly comments over an experienced professional police force who have more experience in weighing up the dangers they see first hand, than someone sitting at home tapping away on their keyboard with ill thought out comments.
[quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: This should never have happened. The dog would have been frightened. It was only a year old puppy. It had backed off. Where was the owner? If our dog barks at people, we remove him. Another way is to chuck water over the dog. The owner should have immediately restrained it.[/p][/quote]It is always sad when someone makes silly comments over an experienced professional police force who have more experience in weighing up the dangers they see first hand, than someone sitting at home tapping away on their keyboard with ill thought out comments. Fordingwatt
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1:30pm Mon 27 Jan 14

G_Whiz says...

That's what happens when you leave your dog in the care of suspected criminal scumbags!
That's what happens when you leave your dog in the care of suspected criminal scumbags! G_Whiz
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Moominmumma says...

Fordingwatt wrote:
ANNE GILES wrote:
This should never have happened. The dog would have been frightened. It was only a year old puppy. It had backed off. Where was the owner? If our dog barks at people, we remove him. Another way is to chuck water over the dog. The owner should have immediately restrained it.
It is always sad when someone makes silly comments over an experienced professional police force who have more experience in weighing up the dangers they see first hand, than someone sitting at home tapping away on their keyboard with ill thought out comments.
I think you'll find that Anne wasn't judging the police for their actions but the owners lack there of. Anne is right, the owners should have put the dog out of the way when the police called., the dog would still be alive if they had.
[quote][p][bold]Fordingwatt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: This should never have happened. The dog would have been frightened. It was only a year old puppy. It had backed off. Where was the owner? If our dog barks at people, we remove him. Another way is to chuck water over the dog. The owner should have immediately restrained it.[/p][/quote]It is always sad when someone makes silly comments over an experienced professional police force who have more experience in weighing up the dangers they see first hand, than someone sitting at home tapping away on their keyboard with ill thought out comments.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that Anne wasn't judging the police for their actions but the owners lack there of. Anne is right, the owners should have put the dog out of the way when the police called., the dog would still be alive if they had. Moominmumma
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