LIVERPOOL ENGLAND - WITNESSES WATCHED AS A MAN WAS DRAGGED FROM THE ROOF OF A CAR BY THE BLOODY JAWS OF A PIT BULL-LIKE BEAST IN A HORRENDOUS MAULING
A man was savaged by an out-of-control dog in a Liverpool city centre street as horrified neighbours looked on.
According to witnesses, the victim was visiting a property in Kent Street, in the Ropewalks area, when he was mauled by a PIT BULL TYPE DOG.
Neighbours said the man was attacked by the dog over the bonnet of a car he tried to clamber up to safety, at around 6.30pm.
The man was taken to hospital, reportedly with serious injuries. Police cars, vans and the dogs unit responded to the emergency.
The dog was believed to be either a pit bull or a bull mastiff according to passers-by.
One witness described the attack as “horrendous” and said the man’s shredded clothes lay in tatters.
A have-a-go gran on a mobility scooter sprayed water in the dog's face in a bid to intervene, fearing for the safety of children playing nearby.She said: “My grandchild came running up to me and said ‘don’t you go down there - you’ll not be able to run away’ - but I feared for the children still down there."
“The dog had the man over the bonnet of the car, going for him. His tracksuit bottoms were ripped from him but the man struggled to get free."
“The man was screaming for help."
“I managed to get up to the dog and squirt it in the face with a bottle of water that was in the street, which startled it. Dogs don’t like water directly in their face.”
The dog is believed to have eventually darted back into the home of its owner as Merseyside Police’s dog unit responded to the emergency.
Another woman, who was clearly shaken by what she had witnessed, told assembled crowds: “I never want to see anything like that in my life, again.”
Merseyside Police said the victim was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with wounds to his arms and leg.
It is understood police marksmen were called to the scene but the whereabouts of the dog was not known.