Newham dog attack police officers return to work

The remaining Newham officers seriously injured after being attacked by a dog in Stratford earlier this year returned to work today.

Forest Gate-based Pcs Martin Corderoy, Lee Bush, Marc Merrit, Steve Bones and Paul Garrard were attacked by a pit bull while trying to make in arrest in Albert Square on March 22.

The hand and upper leg wounds they sustained were so serious that three of them required skin grafts and surgery during a lengthy stay at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

A dog unit and CO19 specialist firearms was called to the scene to assist, and the dog, ‘Poison’ was shot dead at the scene.

Symieon Robinson-Pierre, 25, of Albert Square, has been charged in connection with the attack.

He denies owning a dog that was dangerously out of control and is due to stand trial at Inner London Crown Court on September 17.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman declined to comment until the conclusion of the court proceedings.

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