Dog grabbed by neck in XL Bully attack on Maghull street

The owner of the XL bully has been spoken to by Merseyside Police Credit: Liverpool Echo

A dog was grabbed by the neck in an attack by an XL bully on a suburban street.

Merseyside Police were called to Old Hall Road, in Maghull, at around 4.45pm on Sunday, 10 September, after reports of a dog attack.

At the scene they found an XL bully had attacked a smaller dog.

It was reported the XL bully was being walked on a lead by its owner, before it escaped and ran towards another dog. It gripped the other dog and bit it, before it was prised off the smaller dog by members of the public.

A witness from the scene, said the owner of the XL bully allegedly shouted "lift your dog because I can’t control her" before the dog slipped out of its collar.

Officers confirmed the dog was taken to a vet for a check-up and the XL bully's owner has been spoken to by police.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm we received a report that a dog had attacked another dog in Maghull, Sunday 10 September.

"At around 4.45pm, it was reported a dog, believed to be an XL bully, had been walking on Old Hall Road when it slipped out of its collar and ran away from its male owner.

"It then bit another dog before its owner and a member of the public managed to separate them.

"The attacked dog was taken to a vet for a check-up. The owner of the XL bully has been spoken to by officers."