Horrific footage has captured the moment a heroic dad had his hands ripped to shreds after throwing himself in the path of a Japanese Akita dog determined to attack his baby son.
The 27-year-old has been receiving hospital treatment for the last three days after suffering more than 50 bite wounds to his arms in the incident on Marton Road in Middlesbrough.The footage is horrific, and there are questions to answer:
“My mate got a piece of wood and started swinging at it. If it wasn’t for him, I could have been dead.
“To be fair to the owner, he came out and tried to call it off. He tried to hit it with a slipper but it turned on him as well.
“My mate was hitting it with the wood but it wasn’t having any affect, and the owner shouted “just kill it” .
But nobody else stopped or tried to help.“What sort of man owns a dog like this? I think we all know.
The victim said he has been to James Cook University Hospital every day for treatment since the attack, which took place at around 6.45pm on Monday.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said the dog was “humanely destroyed” by rifle officers at around 11pm that evening at the owner’s request.
The force today said inquiries are continuing into the incident, but no arrests have been made.Why did it take over three hours for this animal to be destroyed? And why has no arrest of the owner been made?
I really don’t think anyone shown this video can deny that this dog is ‘dangerously out of control in a public area’, can they? It should be open and shut!