Dog owner found guilty after police attack
A vicious attack by a pit bull which left five police officers injured has resulted in a 25-year-old being convicted of possession of a dangerous dog.
Symieon Robinson Pierre of Albert Square in Newham was found guilty at Inner London Crown Court on Monday and will be sentenced at a later date.
The court heard how on the morning of March 22, the Newham Police officers went to Pierre's home to execute a search warrant.
The dog bit five male officers, inflicting 'substantial injuries' on three of them. The Met's specialist firearms command were then called and shot the dog dead.
All the police involved have since returned to operational duties.
Borough Commander Rob Jones said "My officers suffered a terrible ordeal, they showed outstanding bravery as each one tried to save the other from attack - at great cost to themselves as they sustained serious injuries.
"It highlights the difficulties police officers face when trying to deal with dangerous dogs "