A Lincolnshire Police dog which it is claimed inflicted fatal injuries on a Yorkshire Terrier in a vicious attack has been accused of biting a member of the public just 48 hours earlier.
As reported in February, three-year-old Barbie was mauled on a private road near Fishtoft at around 10.35pm on Monday, February 29.
However, it has now emerged that the dog at the centre of the row, a black German Shepherd named Falco, may have also bitten a person in the Moulton Marsh area of Lincolnshire on February 27.
Lincolnshire Police have referred both cases to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
A spokesperson for the IPCC said: “The IPCC is investigating two complaints relating to the same Lincolnshire Police dog.
“The IPCC received two complaint referrals from the force, one relating to the dog biting a member of the public in the Moulton Marsh area on February 27, and another incident where it is alleged to have bitten another dog near Fishtoft on February 29.”