Arrest made after man seriously injured in dog attack in Sheffield

Police were called to Handsworth Road in Sheffield on Tuesday evening.

An arrest has been made after a man was seriously injured in a dog attack.

CCTV footage shared on social media shows the man trying to get away from the animal on Handsworth Road in Sheffield while walking a smaller dog on a lead.

The man suffered arm and chest injuries which are not thought to be life threatening or life-changing.

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A 53-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of having a dangerous dog out of control and remains in police custody.

Armed police were called to the address at around 5.40pm on Tuesday, 19 September after a call from a member of the public.

South Yorkshire Police said it is thought the dog jumped over a wall to access the road before it bit the man.

Ch Insp Emma Cheney said: "We know these incidents will cause concern among those who live near the location, and for those who witnessed the incident this would have been upsetting.

"We want to reassure people the dog has been seized and removed while we carry out our enquiries and determine exactly what happened.

"All incidents of this nature are treated with the utmost diligence, and we will investigate thoroughly to ensure the community is kept safe."

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