ABERDEEN SCOTLAND - A MAN AND WOMAN WHO LIVE ON THE STREET WERE ATTACKED BY THEIR BULLMASTIFF
An example of the bullmastiff breed
A man and woman have been seriously injured after being attacked by their dog in an Aberdeen street. Police received calls about an out-of-control animal on Jute Street at around 11.30pm on Tuesday night. The couple, who live on the street, were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and treated for bites to their hands and arms.
It is understood the dog, a BULLMASTIFF, died during the incident.
Sergeant Lynne Kortland said: “We received reports concerning an incident involving a dog on Tuesday night.
“The man and woman in question were taken to hospital for treatment of dog bites. No one else was involved in the incident and no further action will be taken.”
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call from Police Scotland to attend after reports of two people attacked by a dog.
“We took two adults to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Their injuries were sustained to their face, arm and leg.
“They are both in a stable condition. Their injuries are serious but not life-threatening.”
Councillor for the area Jean Morrison said: “This is obviously a shocking incident for the man and woman involved. I’d like to convey my thoughts and best wishes to them for a speedy recovery.”
Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart said: “It’s very concerning to hear about an incident like this in Aberdeen. I hope those injured fully recover soon.”
Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said: “We are sorry to hear of this incident which must have been extremely distressing for the people involved.”