A teenager arrested on suspicion of burglary in Welling last night got more than he bargained for after being bit by a police dog during apprehension.

Police were called to Welling High Street shortly after 10pm following reports of a burglary in action in one of the shops.

Officers, including the Met’s Dog Support Unit, with assistance from the National Police Air Service, searched the area and saw a man matching the description of the suspect.

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Following a short chase, which according to an eye-witness on social media is believed to have ended in Fairwater Avenue, a 17-year-old boy was arrested.

A spokeswoman for the Met said: "During the apprehension, the suspect was bitten by a police dog.

"He was taken to hospital as a precaution, before he was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody."

Police are continuing with their enquiries.