Boy savaged in dog attack

A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a dog attack at a house in Bradford.

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Full report: dog attack victim speaks out

A 13-year-old boy is still in hospital with serious injuries tonight after he was mauled by a dog in Bradford.

Police officers had to shoot the animal dead to save the youngster after it dragged him down stairs and savaged his throat. He's now in a stable condition in hospital.

Today, another attack victim has spoken out - she needed 72 stitches in her face after a neighbour's Staffordshire Bull Terrier turned on her in their garden.

Colleen Hutchinson, who's from Doncaster, will now need plastic surgery. She owns a dog herself but says she's now afraid to be near OTHER animals. She's calling for all dogs to be licensed. You may find some images in Martin Fisher's report disturbing.

Video: Teenager recovers after dog attack

A teenager is seriously ill in hospital tonight after being attacked by a dog which dragged him down some stairs and repeatedly bit into his throat.

Police marksmen had to kill the animal so they could reach the 13 year old boy at the house in Bradford. A man who tried to rescue him said he thought the dog wasn't going to stop until the boy was dead.

Now officers are investigating whether anyone can be charged in connection with the attack.

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Dog attack neighbour: 'I had to hit dog with a shovel'

A neighbour has described how he tried to stop a savage dog attack on a teenager.

The man, who does not want to be identified, said he had never seen anything like it before:

"The dog wasn't going to stop until the child was dead. The only time the dog did stop was when the child passed out. I kicked the dog and it turned on me. I had to slam the door shut behind me. Eventually I hit it with a shovel, that's when the police came. "

– Dog attack rescuer
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Police: Dog attack boy in stable condition

Police were called to an address on Frank Street, in the Little Horton area of Bradford, at 7.26pm yesterday and had to shoot the animal so paramedics could treat the boy.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

The child was then taken to Leeds General Infirmary where his condition this morning is described as stable, with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Inquiries are now ongoing as to the breed of the dog and to establish whether any criminal offence has been committed.

Scene of Bradford dog attack

Scene of dog attack on teenager Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A 13-year-old is continuing to fight for his life after being attacked by a dog at a house in Bradford. It's understood the teenager had been visiting his cousin at the property in Frank Street, Little Horton on Sunday evening when he was attacked.

Police marksmen killed the dog so they could get to the terrified teenager.

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Boy fights for life after dog attack

A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a dog attack at a house in Bradford.

The teenager is understood to have been visiting his cousin at the property in Frank Street, Little Horton on Sunday evening when he was attacked .

It's believed the youngster was dragged downstairs by the animal, which neighbours say was a Bull Dog which had been given to the family two or three days ago.

Police shot the dog dead so they could get to the terrified boy who is in a critical condition at Leeds General Infirmary.

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