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Man bites dog! Suspect filmed biting police dog

A British police dog brought a suspect to the ground, but the man continued to struggle and sank his teeth into the dog’s head and around its ear.

Picture: SA Police Service.

LONDON - A British police dog has been recovering after being bitten by a suspect.

The man was chased through Manchester city before being apprehended by the German Shepherd.

But the suspect didn't give up there, as cellphone footage shows him bite the dog's ear in a bid to break free.

Theo the dog was deployed by his police officer handler at the end of a chase through Manchester city in north-west England.

The six-year-old police dog brought the suspect to the ground but the man continued to struggle and kicked out at Theo before sinking his teeth into the dog’s head and around its ear.

Mobile phone footage shows the severity of the attack and animal lovers are calling for the suspect to be prosecuted for the attack on the dog as well as resisting arrest.

Theo had already made local newspaper headlines after catching two burglary suspects last year.