Owner's warning after dog mauls two women

A young woman who was savaged by her own dog has spoken out to warn others of the dangers.

Lisa Owen from St Helens had only had what she thought was a staffordshire cross for 4 days when it attacked her and a friend.

The three year old dog was put down by police. Officers told her it was actually a pit bull terrier.

You may find some images this report by our correspondent Elaine Willcox distressing