Sunday, December 11, 2016

United Kingdom: Children aged 12, 14 and 17 and an adult are rushed to hospital after being attacked by an American Bulldog in a house in Manchester

UNITED KINGDOM -- Three children and an adult have been taken to hospital with 'serious injuries' after being savaged by an American Bulldog in Manchester.

Officers were called to a house in Moston, north Manchester, following reports of an 'out of control' dog.

There they found four people - including three children aged 12, 14 and 17 - who had been attacked after the animal went on the rampage.

The dog has since been seized, police said.

The American Bulldog is not a banned breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Pauline Newton, 68, who has lived on the road for 50 years, said: 'It's terrible that that's happened and very worrying that four people have ended up in hospital.

'The last time I know of a dog attack round here was 15 years ago when my son's dog was attacked by a bull mastiff. His dog was in a terrible state.'

Warehouse distributor Paul Parkinson, 52, said: 'Most of the dogs round here are on leads. It's very unusual to see them roaming free.'

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: 'Police were called shortly after 12.50pm today to a home on Bluestone Road, Moston, to a report of a dog out of control.

'Officers attended and discovered an American Bulldog-type dog had attacked four people.

'They have all attended hospital and it is not yet clear what injuries have been sustained. The dog has since been seized.'

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said they had no record of being called out to the property.

(Daily Mail - Dec 1, 2016)

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