UPDATED: DOG SHOT DEAD AFTER SANDOWN ATTACK – SEVERAL PEOPLE INJURED

Multiple police units – including armed officers – and paramedics have been called to a dog attack in Sandown tonight (Sunday).

Golf Links Road to the rear of Fairway Holiday Park has been closed by Police as emergency teams deal with the serious incident.

It’s thought that there are a number of casualties and the assistance of the Air Ambulance is being considered.

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Island Echo readers reported hearing ‘loud bangs’ – described as sounding like gun shots – in the area of Perowne Way at around 22:30.

It is thought that the dog may have been killed.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area until further notice.

Police cordons have been erected around the immediate area.

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UPDATE @ 23:59 – At least 4 people are understood to have been injured in the attack, 2 seriously.

The Thames Valley Air Ambulance has landed at St Mary’s Hospital in the past 20 minutes to transfer 1 patient to a mainland hospital.

Island Echo can confirm that the dog has been dispatched by Armed Police. The animal has been killed next to a white Audi convertible close to the water works.

Detectives from Newport CID have arrived at the scene as investigations into the incident get underway.

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It’s thought that tonight’s incident is the first time Police have opened fire with live ammunition on the Island is a significant period of time.

UPDATE MONDAY – Police have confirmed that 2 people have been seriously injured as a result of last night’s attack, which involved a Staffy Mastiff cross.

Read the latest at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/dog-attack-leaves-2-seriously-injured-police-open-fire-on-staffie-mastiff-cross/.

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S.G
S.G
1 year ago

Is it wrong that I am upset for the dog

Danny
Danny
1 year ago

This is so sad, poor dog. If they had called me I would’ve subdued the dog and rehabilitated it. We need a professional animal control on the island. I go wild sometimes but I haven’t been shot yet.

Common Sense
Common Sense
Reply to  Danny
1 year ago

Are you serious?? Poor dog???? How about 4 poor victims, 2 of whom are serious????

Peoplearedicks
Peoplearedicks
Reply to  Common Sense
1 year ago

People are arseholes anyway, dog should’ve lived and been rehabilitated. Just like nonces and rapists do.

Island resident
Island resident
Reply to  Danny
1 year ago

By going wild do you mean you have injured 4 people? Enough to require the air ambulance for 2 of them? The police did the right thing, the owner of that dog should be found and have the book thrown at him or her aswell.

Shaun
Shaun
Reply to  Island resident
1 year ago

From what I’ve read from a couple of comments this woman needs investigating by the police properly ?

Jan
Jan
Reply to  Danny
1 year ago

I totally agree poor bloody thing

Freddie
Freddie
Reply to  Danny
1 year ago

ha if it hurts people and it was out of control there would be no other choice

Magical mag
Magical mag
1 year ago

What breed of dog was it

Last edited 1 year ago by Magical mag
YIGAF
YIGAF
Reply to  Magical mag
1 year ago

Until more information about this situation comes through my heart goes out to the injured persons and hope they make a quick recovery. It was obvious that shooting it was the only action the police could take at the time. Shame they couldn’t have used a tranquilliser dart on this animal . In a majority of dog attacks the blame lies with the owners. Some breeds don’t make good “ pets”.

2thepoint
2thepoint
Reply to  YIGAF
1 year ago

Odd we can see that some breeds of dog are likely more volatile and prone to aggression than other breeds, yet, with many exceptions, but society fails to admit such with humans.
 
Never nice to kill something, yet if your child had it’s face torn off, screaming in agony, disfigured for life, my guess is you may feel differently, they certainly would if their entire life was ruined by such.
 
Agree it is rarely the ‘animals’ fault, but either way, it certainly is NOT the fault of the victims.

YIGAF
YIGAF
Reply to  2thepoint
1 year ago

Hi. If you read my post more carefully I stated and stand by my comment that some breeds don’t make good pets. Until we know what triggered the attacks I still wish the victims a speedy recovery. Unfortunately one of them was the owner only that person will know. Again I stand by my post that in majority of attacks it comes down to the owner. On this occasion the owner was not at fault I believe. Tragic event that led to her dog being killed. Some breed of dogs should not be sold to the public. And naturally I would not wish any child or adult any harm by any animal .

Julie Giles
Julie Giles
Reply to  YIGAF
1 year ago

Some breeds don’t make good pets BULLSHIT some humans don’t make good dog owners narrow minded people

J Mac
J Mac
Reply to  YIGAF
1 year ago

It is very heard to tranqualise a dog on a rampage or even just moving about. Transquilisers don’t take immediate effect anyway. So not very effective and dangerous.

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Magical mag
1 year ago

What a stupid comment It doesn’t matter what breed of dog it is, it’s the way they are treated any dog can be good or bad I put money on it was being mistreated

Eilidh Somerville
Eilidh Somerville
Reply to  Nick
1 year ago

Any breed does things like this? Yeah right! When was the last time you heard of a breed like a Standard Poodle, Greyhound, Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever or a Rough Collie needing to be shot dead by police after going on a rampage seriously injuring multiple people?

Magical Mag
Magical Mag
Reply to  Nick
1 year ago

Just bloody well asking …Nick

J Mac
J Mac
Reply to  Nick
1 year ago

Nick, you need a primer on animal genetics. There are breeds for a reason and one of those is that breed genetics determine a great deal of canine behavior. When a dog goes off and attacks it is rarely the fault of the owner unless it is because the owner did not have the dog properly under control.

george taylor
george taylor
Reply to  Magical mag
1 year ago

Spoke with a local lady this morning and she informs me it was a Staffi, but I can’t confirm that

Magical Mag
Magical Mag
Reply to  george taylor
1 year ago

Thank you, I hadn’t seen it mentioned what breed it was …just wondered incase I knew the owner, awfull thing to happen all round, I still wonder if the dog was protecting owner and got in such a frenzy that it couldnt make out who was who , x

denni
denni
1 year ago

what does it matter what breed it was all dogs are pack animals and its the way thay are brought up right from word go . i realy feel sorry for victims here and my thoughts are with them

S.B
S.B
Reply to  denni
1 year ago

Some are illegal to own under Dangerous Dogs Act.

Eilidh Somerville
Eilidh Somerville
Reply to  denni
1 year ago

Whenever a dog is shot dead after going on a rampage like this it is almost always a fighting/guarding breed as those breeds are more predisposed to attacking due to selective breeding.

howarth lisa
howarth lisa
1 year ago

was it a police dog?
 

denni
denni
Reply to  howarth lisa
1 year ago

from the way iv read it hun it sounds like it dosnt it xx

Ingrid Harrison
Ingrid Harrison
Reply to  howarth lisa
1 year ago

No

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
Reply to  howarth lisa
1 year ago

No, not a Police Dog. Look on Facebook, Isle of Wight dog owners. Statement from the inspector clarifies this. No full details as yet.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
1 year ago

The police made the right decision due to the dog attacking numerous people. A shame as the poor dog has been trained, bought up to be like that. The owner is at fault

Arthur
Arthur
1 year ago

Why oh why do people allow dogs to run free.
S G i have not upset the dog was put down obiviously a dangerous animal out of control.
The owners should be named & shamed then, heavily fined & banned from ever owning a dog again.
Hope the injured make a full recovery.
I have a small dog that never leaves my sight especially when out walking ( but not for a while now).
Even when allowed to go out with my dog on lead the number of so called ‘responcable dog owners’ who allow their animals to run free when should be on a lead.
Maybe this will be a wakeup call for all the irresponsible dog owners out there!

Eilidh Somerville
Eilidh Somerville
Reply to  Arthur
1 year ago

They (fighting and guarding breeds) frequently escape from their properties and break free from people walking them in order to maul and kill. It was several stafford/mastiff mixes that escaped from their garden and mauled a lady to death in Australia a few months ago. There have been countless other fatal maulings like that and like this by the same breed types.

howarth lisa
howarth lisa
1 year ago

oh I see now was a staff x bull mastiff

Magical Mag
Magical Mag
Reply to  howarth lisa
1 year ago

I didnt read it properly either

howarth lisa
howarth lisa
Reply to  howarth lisa
1 year ago

think its because in early report it says police dog

J Mac
J Mac
1 year ago

Pitbulls doing what they do best. What idiot allowed the pitbull lobby to insert an exemption into the legislation banning pitbulls? American Staffordshire Terrier is the very definition of pitbull.

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