Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Barnsley men bitten by South Yorkshire Police dog

Two men have been bitten by a police dog which was being taken for a walk in Barnsley by his off-duty handler.

One of the men, 44, suffered a "serious hand injury" - the second, aged 19, received a minor injury to the leg, according to police.

An internal investigation has begun following the incident which happened on Lund Avenue on Saturday shortly after 17:00 BST.

The force's professional standards department is investigating.

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