POLICE are appealing for witnesses and CCTV footage following an incident in which two people were injured and an out-of-control dog was shot by armed officers.

At 4.34pm on Monday officers responded to reports of a dog bite incident on Denman Road in Wath.

A 54-year-old woman suffered minor injuries, and a 31-year-old man received serious and potentially life-altering injuries.

Officers attempted to capture the dog, however it was unable to be controlled and posed a risk of escaping and causing further injuries, and preventing access for ambulance staff to reach those injured.

Authorisation was given to destroy the dog to prevent any further injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing to determine how the dog came to be dangerously out of control and officers are appealing for witnesses of the incident and those with CCTV footage to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident can get in touch by contacting police on 101, via online live chat, or the online portal here: www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/

If you are emailing CCTV footage, email it to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk and put '675 of 3 June 2024' in the subject line of your email.

You can submit information anonymously, via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also submit information to them online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Your details will be kept confidential and you will not be identified.