Wife thought her husband would die in shocking dog attack

Keith Chadwick suffered extensive facial injuries in the attack Credit: MEN Syndication

The wife of dog attack victim Keith Chadwick has told how he ‘thought he was going to die’.

Kelly Chadwick told the Manchester Evening News that her husband is ‘very lucky to be alive’ and will be left permanently scarred for the rest of his life.

Postman Keith, 36, suffered severe face and leg injuries during the terrifying incident on Fife Street in Accrington at around 8.25pm on Tuesday, and underwent four hours of surgery at Royal Blackburn Hospital on Wednesday night.

Kelly, 34, said the incident has been an ‘absolute nightmare’ and he will have to live with the injuries ‘for the rest of his life’.

Keith and Kelly Chadwick before the incident Credit: MEN Syndication

He said to me ‘I thought I was going to die, I thought I was gone’.

He will have a permanent scar from his eyebrow to his nose and we don’t know about skin grafts yet.

He’s going to have to live with this for the rest of his life and the children will have to see it too.

He was an absolute mess. I have never seen anything like it in my entire life. It proper shocked me.

– Kelly Chdwick

A man from Accrington was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place and has been bailed until May 11.

Two dogs have been seized by police.