back to article Croydon devil dog execution: Exclusive photo

The shocking case earlier this week of the Croydon devil dog - shot dead by armed officers after unsportingly failing to succumb to a robust tasering - provoked a flurry of reader emails demanding El Reg provide the now traditional CCTV evidence of the incident. Well, it took us a while, but we did manage to track down this …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    This is

    NSFW shurely!!


  2. Jamie

    Hats off

    Gotta be thankful for one thing, that this group of paranoid nutcases in power put in all these CCTV points so we can get footage like this when things happen.

  3. David Evans

    The Camera Never Lies

    Yep, I can confirm this is totally authentic. That's definitely Croydon in the background.

  4. Damn Yank

    Well done!

    But where is Naomi Campell?

  5. Steven Raith


    I needed that - fine work guys.

  6. Law


    Observe - the incident is reported as being in the UK, yet, we can clearly see the police car is using non-uk number plates!!!!

    Shame on you reg....

    The flame - because they should have had more tazers to get it nice and crispy!! :)

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Looks more like a boxer than a staffy.

  8. TMS9900


    ... Transformer Man runs amok and sparks off nuclear armageddon: No one cares.

    13 year old kid with a dog: 5 cops, a tazer and an assault rifle.

    Bet the kid got an ASBO.

  9. MikeC
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    It always impresses me that even at this late hour on a Friday afternoon, El Reg is working as hard as ever to bring photos of these disturbing events that no-one else would endeavour to find! Sir, I salute thee for your tireless work towards public knowledge!

  10. Andrew Bolton

    Croydon = Beirut?

    You're doing a disservice to Beirut there, I think.

  11. Alex Cooper

    Now all we need now...

    Is for Optimus Prime to get rid of Gordon Brown, then we can have Optmius Prime Minister and I for one welcome our mechanoid leader who will *transform* politics in the UK!

  12. Anonymous Coward

    re: The Camera Never Lies

    But I don't see any drug dealers or prostitutes.

  13. Moz

    Definitely Croydon.

    Your right, David Evans. That's definitely the Whitgift Centre. Looks a bit cleaner than usual.

    While Optimus Prime is in the area, can he pop in and sort out BB's Alex?? "'Memba I told ya..." BOOM... Two rabid dogs in one week.

  14. David Adams


    That is all.

  15. Anony mouse

    That's not a staffordshire bull terrier

    legs and face are too long..

    maybe some kind of pitt-bull/decepticon cross

    although it could be that CCTV has once again failed to deliver an image of sufficient quality for a positive identification..

  16. Mike Morris

    Nice work...

    Not sure about the potential for a crossfire problem between the 2 remaining coppers, but the whole thing will certainly be "cleared" up by Optimus shortly.

    Enjoy a well earned weekend off Lester.



  17. Gianni Straniero

    Re: The Camera Never Lies

    Looks like Mr Prime has tidied the place up a bit, actually.

  18. Charlie van Becelaere
    Black Helicopters

    Where's the

    chav's baseball cap? This looks staged to me!

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Optimus Prime...

    What is his game? I mean he's always around when trouble sparks off in London, it's almost like somebody is leaking information...

    OMG! That's it!! All those government leaks are secretly done in service of our new autobot overlords! Finally the truth is out now where is Smeato when the world needs him?

  20. Steven Foster
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    Thank you Lester for making my Friday Afternoon.

  21. Guy Dawson


    Is this available on a t-shirt?


  22. Simon

    @El Reg

    These exclusive photos in Playmobil are fantastic please keep them up.

    With these authentic images we know we are getting the truth from the greatest website evar!

  23. Mike Kissane


    That's just made my Friday LOL

  24. Chris iverson

    Thank you El Reg

    Thank you, You have given me a bright start to a dull day

  25. David Perry


    Which part of CR0 (or CRx?) is that? It's my hometown, never seen such a stupid story (as in the way the yob was behaving etc) portrayed in such an amusing manner.

  26. JP Sistenich
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    Absolut (tm)


    Now you just need to bottle it to last the WHOLE weekend!

  27. Philip Alexander

    Illegal parking?

    Is that van in the background illegally parked, just wondering as the armed police are already there.

    Mine's the coat with the dog hairs on it(I'm not kidding either)

  28. Dave
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    The background.

    Surely the background should have been ripped off from from Oblivion a la Limbo of the Lost. I just think it would have been funnier than an actual photo of Croydon, like you used.

    Other than that: Please keep up the good work.

  29. Anonymous Coward

    I'd suggest we get this printed up into a t-shirt...

    ...but it would prohibit us from flying from T5, so we'll have to forget that idea.

  30. Anonymous Coward

    Optimus Prime in Croydon

    Looks like he's destroyed the place. There must be £20 or £30 of damage there.

    I'll check the TV news tonight, they'll probably have an appeal for emergency supplies of pop tarts, Stella Artois and Lambert and Butlers.

    Maybe the adults will need emergency supplies too.

  31. Trevor

    never mind a T-shirt

    ...I want a mug!

    And you can make the backgound thermo sensitive so it changes colour!

  32. Matthew
    Dead Vulture

    Obviously faked

    Look at the shadows, they don't all fall in the same direction!

    Shame on you El Reg for continuing to peddle news for 'the man'. It's quite obvious for those of us who look behind the conspiracy that the police have NEVER BEEN to Croyden.

  33. Mark Milaszkiewicz

    thank you!

    these make my friday afternoons.... MORE MORE!!!

  34. Steve Renouf
    IT Angle

    All I can say is...

    you guys have way too much time on your hands! ;-)

  35. Daniel

    never mind a mug

    I want Lester's job. How come *my* Fridays aren't that much fun?

  36. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    EXTREME PR0N!!!one

    "likely to endanger life...real or imaginary"

    shock! horror! disbelief!

  37. Rhys Briffett

    I call...


  38. Ian Brown



  39. Pat

    @Obviously faked by Matthew

    Spot on Matthew!

    This can't be Croydon - no dog turds!

    It's not even the UK - steering wheels are on the left.

    Hang on though, two of the coppers have their guns in their left hands - what have they been doing with their right hands? Not the old dance number 'this is my weapon, this is my gun...'. Sick bastards.

  40. Anonymous Coward

    WOT?!! Those flats... AND that minger dog..? They're all getting... FREE...

    ...Croydon Facelifts

    Fila jacket...for the tram... foreva.

  41. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    The van's not illegally parked - it's just a South African minibus-taxi delivering passengers (maybe Optimus Prime?).

    Must be fairly new, though, since it is still in excellent nick!

    Mine's the one with the R5 coins in the pockets, thanks.

  42. Dries Marais


    Man, if it a threat to society or even a liability, kill it. Human, dog or plant.

  43. Anonymous Coward

    I for one..

    Welcome our New Optimus Prime Minister..

  44. Nigel Brown
    Black Helicopters

    Oh naughty Reg guys...

    ...taking photographs

    a) In a public place

    b) Of sensitive buildings

    c) Of a 13 year old (minor)

    d) Of law enforcemet officials

    You'd better cancel your milk for 42 days.

    The balck helicopter cos they're coming to take you away, ha ha.

  45. Anonymous Coward

    Optimus Prime Deployment?

    Once Optimus Prime has finished cleaning up your side of the pond, any chance he can deploy to Iraq to sort things out there?

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