‘Angry’ dog is put down by vet

POLICE and a vet were called to Todmorden News Centre after a dog that had wandered into the shop bit two members of staff.

Adam Dipoti had to close his newsagent’s shop for more than two hours on Thursday as police officers and a dog handler summoned from Wakefield grappled with the animal, a grey-and-brown Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog.

Adam said the dog had first walked into the shop when a newspaper delivery driver called to drop off papers. It was shooed out but returned and when staff tried to send it out again it bit them.

One customer had to shut herself in the stockroom as the growling and cowering dog was brought under control by police and put down by a vet. Adam said: “It was a very frightening experience. I am just glad there were no life-threatening injuries - it could have got a lot nastier.”