We are aware of a video circulating online of our officers seizing a dog.
Peter Madden, the dangerous dog advisor for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Joint Protective Services, said: “On Thursday (3 February) we seized a dog in Biggleswade as part of an investigation into an incident where a dog is reported to have bitten and injured a child.
“Our approach is always to try to get the dog in the van with assistance from the owner where it is possible to do so, but unfortunately we were unable to do so on this occasion and had to use different tactics such as animal control poles.
“While we understand incidents like these can be distressing, we have to put people’s safety first while our investigation takes place.
“We have spoken with the owner this morning and provided an update, and will continue to keep them informed.
“The dog has been taken to private boarding kennels where it is being well looked after, and it will remain here while the case is being investigated.”