Shocking footage emerges of police dog biting restrained man's head and neck
Shocking footage has emerged of a police dog in the UK latching onto a restrained man's neck and head.
The short, wince-inducing clip was posted online on Monday and shows a shirtless man in Somerset being set upon by a vicious police dog.
Police are investigating the incident which occurred at the weekend in the early hours of Saturday, it is being reported.
Commenting on the video on YouTube, Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: "We are looking into exactly what happened and whether the use of the dog was appropriate and necessary.
"If you were in the area at the time and witnessed the incident we would very much like to speak to you. Please call 101 and ask to speak to the professional standards department."
Since then, assistant chief constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon and Somerset Police has said: "We are aware of a YouTube clip and comments on social media channels about this incident.