A thief in Nottinghamshire was paid compensation after he was bitten by a police dog while being arrested, a Freedom of Information request has shown.
He was one of six people who sued the police force for dog bites in the last three years.
The Telegraph report:
The unnamed criminal was injured when he tried to flee after being confronted by a dog handler while breaking into a vehicle in the Meadows area of Nottingham. It is believed he spent several days in hospital.
The payout came to light following a Freedom of Information request regarding people who had sued Notts Police over dog bites in the past three years. In total, over £19,000 has been paid to six claimants.
A spokesman for the force said he was unable to discuss individual cases, or comment on when the incident took place.