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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.

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.


Dog bite toddler's family agree to have pet put down

The family of the little girl injured in yesterday’s dog bite incident on Thorogate, Rotherham, have expressed their "horror and shock" at the events that took place.

In a statement released through South Yorkshire Police the family say they have been "devastated " by yesterday’s incident.

The girl, who has not been named, is recovering in Sheffield Children's Hospital. She suffered a split earlobe and a number of wounds that required stitches mainly on one leg.

Her family remain at the little girl’s bedside in hospital today as she is treated for the injuries she suffered. The family has agreed that the Rottweiler shall be destroyed.

Toddler bitten by dog

A toddler is being treated in hospital after being bitten by a Rottweiler dog in Rotherham.

Police have started an investigation into what happened in Rawmarsh this morning.

The two-year-old girl, whose identity is not being disclosed at this stage, has serious injuries to her head and leg.

She was initially taken to Rotherham District General Hospital and has since been transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital.

The dog involved is believed to be a family pet. It was on a lead at the time of the incident and was in the company of the two year old girl and an adult female relative.

The dog has been taken to a secure kennel facility whilst police enquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The girl's condition has this evening been described as stable and not life-threatening.

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