A man has been arrested after a police officer was bitten by a dog.

The Dyfed-Powys Police PC had attended the house in Tregaron to warn the dog owner after a postal worker was bitten by the same animal.

But as he arrived at the property, the dog ran towards him and bit his leg. He fell to the ground, and was unable to move until the man had taken the dog from the house.

Sergeant Adam Hodgkinson said: “We had received a report from the postal service that a dog at the address had bitten a member of staff, so we sent an officer to issue words of advice to the owner.

“However, a dog, which we believe was a pitbull or staffy breed, ran at him and bit him above the knee.

“Support from other officers was provided, and the dog owner was later arrested.”

The PC attended hospital for medical attention. While he did not suffer serious injuries, he is currently unable to return to policing duties.

The dog owner, a 32-year-old man from Tregaron, was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control.

He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The dog is currently outstanding.