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)