The large dog injured two people and killed a puppy during a terrifying riot in Crewe, Cheshire over the weekend before being shot dead by police
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A boy climbs onto the roof of a car to escape the terrifying clutches of a dog’s jaws after being bitten on the leg.
The dog, which injured two people and killed a puppy, was controlled by brave villagers who tried to stop it from attacking anyone else while it was foaming at the mouth.
One resident praised her partner, son and neighbors after they stepped into the terrifying ordeal in Crewe, Cheshire, over the weekend, Report CheshireLive.
On February 19, a ‘Bullmastiff’ was shot dead by police after going on a rampage.
Two people were taken to the hospital, but their injuries were not life-threatening.
Police said they had to ‘destroy’ the animal as it posed an ‘immediate risk’ to public safety.
Rebecca Jones, 39, lives on the street where the attack happened and recalls sitting in the living room with her partner and two children around 3.10pm on Saturday.
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She heard screams from outside and realized a woman on the street was having a lot of trouble.
“So I ran out onto my block, and I saw my next door neighbor with her dog, and another dog attacking her dog,” she said.
“It’s pinning it to the floor. She is trying her best to get the dog off the floor.
“My partner came in to try to help the woman, trying to get the big dog out of the little one.
“The big dog killed that dog right in front of all of us. It’s absolutely terrible. It was shocking. “
Police were called to the scene but the large dog continued its aggressive behavior.
Rebecca’s partner, Jason, followed the dog in the street and tried to control the animal, along with other neighbors who were dragged out by the incident.
Her 16-year-old son, Coby, walks down the street after returning home from a trip to McDonald’s. He joins Jason to see what’s going on.
“The next minute the dog stepped out of the little dog, crossed the street, and followed my mate and son,” said Rebecca,
“The dog chased them, my teammates and my son had to get on top of a car to try to distract the dog from injuring other people on the street.
“My partner told everyone to come in.
“They are really great because of their bravery.”
While Coby and Jason were climbing onto the roof of the car, the dog bit Coby’s left leg.
He was taken to the hospital for stitches and antibiotics.
The puppy’s owner was also taken to the hospital for a bite wound.
Rebecca praised her partner and son’s efforts to distract the dog and make sure everyone was safe inside, and branded them “heroes”.
She remembers the dog foaming at the mouth and believing it was looking for the “next target”.
While the duo distracted the dog, police arrived on the scene.
Rebecca said: “The police were very quick to go down the street, get out of the car, tasked the dog twice.
“They tried it once, and it fell making funny noises, and the dog tried to get up so they had to try again. It had none of it, so they shot it six times. “
The dog has been described as “out of control”, and Rebecca, who has young children, fears the dog may have attacked a small child while he was throwing a tantrum.
“There were quite a few people on the street, that dog could have killed a child,” she said.
“There were a lot of children around the area and in the park and I had kids of my own.
“If a small child shows up at that time, he can do anything. It is also possible to have a child.
“The way it goes is aggressive, trying to bite everyone and everything. That is not normal behaviour.
“I have three French Mastiffs, when one of them goes out on a strange occasion, he never kills another animal or attacks another person.”
The attack is said to have shocked residents on the street.
Rebecca admits she has always been worried about stray dogs but is now even more scared after witnessing the commotion.
“I was really scared, there were quite a few dogs walking in that field in Queen Street Park.
“Sometimes they are leading. There were children crossing and going to the park and they were crossing the field, where there were a lot of dogs that used to be very loose in the fields. “
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerously possessing a dog out of control in a public place, but was released on conditional bail as the investigation continued.
Cheshire Constabulary director Myra Ball said: “This is a sad incident and officers have done all they can to control the dog. However due to the immediate threat to the public and the police, the decision was made to demolish it.
“We are aware that there were a lot of people in the area who may have taken photos or videos or may have CCTV footage around the time of the incident.
“I urge anyone with footage or images not to share them online but instead to send them to us as they can be crucial in assisting our investigation.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boy-16-bitten-savage-dog-26298510 A 16-year-old boy was brutally bitten by a dog and climbed onto the roof of a car to escape his foaming mouth