Moment 'XL Bully' dog mauls teenage boy outside block of flats
Moment ‘XL Bully’ dog mauls teenage boy, 18, outside block of flats as hero locals try to fight animal off with a mop
- The young man was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment
Horrifying moment a dog, suspected to be an XL Bully, mauls a teenage boy outside a block of flats in Scotland as hero locals try to fight animal off with a mop.
The 18-year-old is seen laying helplessly on the ground as the dog relentlessly bites him.
He was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment after the savaging by the brown and white hound on Wednesday morning.
This comes just days after a woman in her 60s was mauled by her pet XL Bully – which she had adopted from Dogs Trust less than a month ago. After the attack on Monday, the dog proceeded to flee to nearby Brisley Church of England Primary Academy.
In the shocking video published by The Sun, two men are seen hitting the vicious canine with a mop as it clings to the victims leg.
The dog was seen tied to railings shortly after and its mouth and nose were said to be covered in blood. Police have confirmed the dog has since been euthanised.
In the horrifying footage, two men are seen hitting the vicious canine with a mop as it clings to the 18-year-old’s leg
The young man was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment after the savaging by the brown and white hound on Wednesday morning
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘Around 11.20am on Wednesday, 18 October, 2023, police received a report of a dog having injured an 18-year-old man on Anderson Street, Motherwell.’
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On Monday, all pupils at Brisley Church of England Primary Academy were rushed inside the building until the dog named Denvor, which had attacked its owners, was tied to a post and the school was able to evacuate.
Police confirmed that with permission of the owner and in the interest of public safety, the dog was destroyed.
It then emerged the six stone dog had been adopted by the victim from Dogs Trust Snetterton less than a month before the ‘vicious’ attack.
But the UK animal welfare charity still refuse to back the banning of the American XL Bully, which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to ban by the end of the year.
In a statement to MailOnline, a Dogs Trust spokeswoman said: ‘We confirm that there has been an incident involving a dog that had recently been rehomed from our Snetterton rehoming centre, and our priority at this time is to provide as much support as possible to people.
‘Public safety is paramount, but a focus on breed specific legislation is not the best way to achieve this.
‘We continue to call for a radical overhaul of dog control measures to help avoid further tragic incidents and keep members of the public safe.’
The 18-year-old is seen laying helplessly on the ground as the dog relentlessly bites him as two men try to help him
Denvor (pictured) was adopted from Dogs Trust Snetterton less than a month ago. He reportedly had ‘no history of aggression’ and was believed to have settled well in his new home
The dog ran to the car park of Brisley Church of England Primary Academy (stock image)
The victim was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with multiple non life-threatening injuries.
This week’s incidents are the latest in a spate of attacks by the breed and come one month after the PM made his promise to ban the breed.
Last month he said in a video announcement posted to his X – formerly Twitter – account that the decision came following a ‘pattern of behaviour [that] cannot go on’.
But the Dog Control Coalition – which is made up of RSPCA, Blue Cross, Battersea, Dogs Trust, Hope Rescue, Scottish SPCA, The Kennel Club and BVA – said ‘banning the breed will sadly not stop these types of incidents recurring.’
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