Police dog bites youth after crash

A person was bitten by a police dog after a group of youths tried to flee a crash scene in Dunedin, police say. 

Officers responded to reports of the crash, on the corner of Corrie St and Queens Dr, shortly before 5am today. 

The incident involved a group of four youths, who fled the scene on foot following the crash, police said. 

The dog tracked the location of the group and bit one of them.

A Hato Hone St John spokeswoman said one ambulance attended the scene at 4.58am.

One person was transported to Dunedin Hospital in a moderate condition and was treated. 

The youths have all been taken into custody.