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Monday 19 March 2018

Apology for actress mauled by police dog

A Bafta-winning actress who was mauled by an Alsatian let loose by a police officer while she was hiding from armed burglars in her home, has won an apology from Scotland Yard after an 18-month investigation.

Juliet Aubrey, who appeared in the film 'The Constant Gardener', was left "drenched in blood" after she was bitten three times.

The 47-year-old hid under a bed when in March 2012 armed burglars broke into her home. She called police and 30 minutes later heard someone shout "firearms, police". She started sobbing and laughing in relief, but then the Alsatian came in and mauled her.

Scotland Yard said it had offered the victim "a formal and sincere apology".

Irish Independent

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