Dog running loose on A55
The request was refused by North Wales Police.
From: T Knight
Dear North Wales Police,
Please provide the incident log, together with the risk assessment undertaken when determining the appropriate action whilst a dog was loose on the A55 this week. In particular, the risk analysis that concluded running the dog over, posed less risk to the public than temporarily closing the road.
Your statement says “in the circumstances there was no alternative way that officers could contain the dog and minimize risks to motorists”. Please provide the risk assessments that were carries out in establishing this.
Your statement goes on to state “The only safe option was to run the dog over at sufficient speed to ensure that it was destroyed and would not suffer”. Please provide the risk assessments for running the dog over. In particular, I would like to see the risk assessment pertaining to what a ‘sufficient speed’ was.
Your statement states “Other methods of destruction were considered, but were ruled out on the grounds of public safety”. Please provide the risk assessments undertaken when determining the level of risk to public safety pertaining to each option you considered.
Please also provide the call logs and transcripts from the control room pertaining to the incident at 3am Monday 22 Feb 2016 of a dog loose on the A55.
Please also provide the entry into your accident book pertaining to the injuries sustained by the officer who was bitten by the dog whilst attending the above incident.