*File photo
*File photo

A sniffer dog turned on an inmate in Westgate as it conducted checks for drugs and contraband.

The dog is understood to have bitten the inmate on January 17 in the prison. 

The prisoner then received medical treatment that included a Tetanus injection

Lieutenant Colonel Eddie Lamb, Commissioner of Corrections, told the Bermuda Sun: “I can confirm that one of our canines was involved in a very minor incident with an inmate.

“It was not a serious incident and it was handled quite appropriately and quickly by our staff.

“I hasten to add that our canines and their handlers are extremely well trained and highly professional. These types of incidents are very rare indeed."