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Rottweiler stray killed by police
A stray rottweiler dog has been shot dead by police after officers found it acting aggressively in Leeds.

The animal was secured in a fenced area by a specialist dog catcher after police were called to the Kentmere Avenue area of Seacroft on Sunday.

But the dog could not be tranquilised because it had become too aggressive to approach safely, police said.

A police marksman was brought in to destroy the dog because of fears it posed a threat to the public.

Officers are trying to trace the animal's owner.

No one was injured during the incident.

In December one-year-old Archie-Lee Hirst died after being attacked by a rottweiler at his grandparents' home in Wakefield.

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