Dog attack latest on policemen mauled in Stratford

All five Newham police officers attacked by a pitbull dog while attempting to make an arrest at a house in Stratford have now been released from hospital.

The officers, based at Forest Gate police station, were injured during the incident in Albert Square on Thursday.

Two were discharged the same day, but the other three were kept at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel for treatment until yesterday, it has emerged.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said today: “The officers will continue to receive support and treatment where necessary.”

The Metropolitan Police dog unit and specialist firearms command were called to the scene before the dog was shot dead.

Following an earlier hearing, musician Symieon Robinson Pierre, 25, of Albert Square, stands remanded in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court until Thursday charged with possession of a dog contrary to the Dangerous Dogs Act and allowing a dog to be out of control in a public place.

He is also charged with kidnapping and grievous bodily harm with intent.