A man has been left in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked by a pack of dogs at his home.
Firearms officers were called to a property in Vicarage Hill, Westerham, Kent, after reports a man had been bitten by several Bullmastiff dogs.
A Kent Police spokesman said the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and a total of five dogs were removed from the address.
The dogs were taken one-by-one to individual kennels and have since been sedated.
The police spokesman said: "Officers including firearms officers attended to assist and, to ensure public safety, the road was closed for a short while.
"A man was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries.
"Five dogs believed to be Bullmastiffs have been safely removed from the property and work to ensure their welfare is on-going by police and partner agencies.
"Enquiries into the incident are on-going."
An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "The RSPCA can confirm that we were called to an incident in Westerham, Kent, this morning by Kent Police following reports a man had been attacked by dogs.
"An RSPCA inspector and an independent vet attended the incident to assist officers in sedating and handling the five dogs at the scene."
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