Officer forced to shoot dog in arrest drama- Taree

A police officer was forced to shoot a dog during an arrest in Taree on Monday, August 6.

About 7.40pm, officers attached to Manning Great Lakes Police District were called to a property on Majorie Street in relation to an alleged breach of bail.

As police were arresting a 14-year-old boy, a 36-year-old woman allegedly assaulted a male senior constable with a metal curtain rod. 

Capsicum spray was deployed to the woman and she was arrested. During the arrest of the woman a dog bit the officer.

After an unsuccessful attempt to remove the dog it was shot by another senior constable. The officer suffered a deep puncture wound to his leg and was transported to hospital.

The dog was transported by police to a nearby vet clinic and is receiving treatment.

The 14-year-old boy was charged with breach of bail and resisting arrest.

He was refused bail to appear at Children’s Court on Tuesday, August 7.

The 36-year-old woman was charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest. She was granted conditional bail to appear before Taree Local Court on Tuesday, August 28.