Man charged after police officer bitten by dog

Police jacket
The police officer was bitten in the street in Rotherham

A man is due to appear in court after a police officer was bitten by a dog in Rotherham.

Dale Fontana, 35, of Kimberworth Park Road, Rotherham, has been charged with allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control, injuring a person.

The charge relates to reports of a police officer being bitten in the street in Rotherham on 27 August 2023, South Yorkshire Police said.

Mr Fontana will appear before Sheffield Magistrates' Court on 4 April.

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