Man charged after police dog attacked in Colchester

Arrests in Bury St Edmunds after drugs were seized by police Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Arrests in Bury St Edmunds after drugs were seized by police Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A man from Colchester has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and possession of cannabis after a police dog was attacked.

According to a spokesman for Essex Police, officers attended an incident in Blackthorn Avenue, Colchester, on January 23 during which one of their police dogs was injured.

Niall Martin, 28, of Stalin Road, Colchester, is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on June 4.

He will also face a further charge of breaching a domestic violence protection order in an unrelated incident.


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