Cheshire: Cop shot dead by police after attacking people at school | UK News

The animal was at large near Dingle Primary School (Image: Google)

The animal was at large near Dingle Primary School (Image: Google)

A bull was shot dead by police after it began ‘rushing’ parents who were taking their children to school.

The animal was spotted near a primary school in Crewe around 9am yesterday, before it was deemed an “imminent threat” to people’s safety.

Cheshire Police have been called to the incident on Wells Avenue, Haslington, near Dingle Primary School.

Officers, backed by firearms teams, arrived and found a bull in an “excited state” posing a threat to people in the area.

The bull’s owner tried to secure the animal but couldn’t.

Due to the “real risk” of the cop escaping onto the main road and surrounding housing developments, it was decided to “deploy” him.

Cheshire Police said the decision to kill the cop was not “taken lightly” – but was made to “protect residents”.

GV of Wells Avenue in Haslington, Cheshire

Police were called to Wells Avenue in Haslington, Cheshire (Image: Google)

A police spokesman said: “The statement read: “At 8.50am this morning police were alerted to a free running cop charging at people in Wells Avenue, Haslington.

“Local officers, assisted by firearms officers, visited the scene and residents, including the nearby school, were advised to stay indoors as the bull, in his agitated state, posed an imminent threat to their safety.

“There was also a real danger that the cop would escape onto the main road and surrounding housing developments, which could have caused a serious accident.

“Officials, with the help of the owner, attempted to secure the bull but the owner was unable to do so and the immediate danger to the public and officers was high.

“A decision had to be made to send the animal before anyone was seriously injured.

“This decision is never taken lightly and the primary focus here has been to protect local residents, some of whom were taking children to the nearby school.”

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