10 Mar 2009

Dog owner bites police officer

10:25 pm on 10 March 2009

An officer was bitten by a woman when police came to remove her three dogs in Hamilton on Monday.

Police were called to the house to assist Dog Control which had a warrant to seize the animals.

Police say the owner, 26, refused to give up her pets and jumped into the back of a dog control vehicle.

She was arrested and tried to bite one of the officers several times while being transported to the central police station.

Police say she faces a number of charges for disorder and assault.