Nine-year-old boy almost had his lip ripped off in horror dog attack

Nine-year-old boy almost had his lip ripped off in horror dog attack
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Police are hunting the owners of a crazed Staffie after a nine-year-old boy was savagely bitten on the face during a horror dog attack.

The youngster almost had his lip ripped off after being mauled by the out-of-control hound near a primary school in Stoke-on-Trent, on April 20.

Graphic images released by police show the unnamed boy with a bloody puncture wound to his face after he was rushed to hospital following the attack.

Officers are now trying to track down the owners of a brown or ginger coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier believed to have been involved.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "Officers are appealing for information after a nine-year-old boy was bitten by a dog in Stoke-on-Trent.

"At approximately 5:45pm on Wednesday 20 April, a boy was bitten on the face by a dog on Belgrave Road, Dresden, at the rear of Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy.

"He suffered facial injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

"Police are conducting enquiries locally and would like to speak to the owner of a large brown/ginger coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier."

The owner of the dog is described as being a white woman, around 5ft 6in tall, aged late 30s to early 40s and of a slim build with light brown shoulder-length hair.

She was wearing sunglasses on her head at the time of the incident.

She was with a man who is described as white, roughly 6ft tall, in his 40s, of medium build with grey crewcut hair and a full grey beard.

He was wearing slim blue jeans and a black polo with blue and red lines on the collar.

Anyone who witnessed the attack or those with any information is asked to contact police on 101, Facebook or Twitter, quoting incident 679 of April 20.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Credit: Adam Dutton, Swns

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