Cumbernauld street sealed off in dog drama

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A neighbourhood was sealed off when a powerful banned dog escaped from a house – leaving four people needing hospital treatment.

The terrifying incident unfolded at a home in Carbrain’s Torbrex Road on 8pm on Saturday.

The American Pit Bull could not be contained by its injured owners, officers on patrol or a specialist dog handler.

The snarling animal made a run for it and was traced to a back garden – and a police cordon had to be put up to protect members of the public.

Officers called a vet who was able to tranquilise the animal. It was then put to sleep.

Police say that a number of people were bitten and had to receive treatment at hospital

The dog owner, a 36-year-old man is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.