UPDATE: German Shepherd that bit man ‘could be destroyed’

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A dog may be put down after biting a man and his pet in Blackpool.

Police were called to Lawson Road at around 2.55pm yesterday to reports that a German Shepherd had bitten a 61-year-old man, who had been trying to protect his own dog from the animal.

The German Shepherd then ran onto a nearby field, where it was caught by police.

A police spokesman said: “The man suffered a slight puncture wound to his hand.

“We have spoken with him and he wants to make a complaint.

“A prosecution at this stage would mean the dog could be destroyed.”