Dog tore chunk out of woman’s arm in savage attack after car accident | UK | News

Dog tore chunk out of woman’s arm in savage attack after car accident | UK | News

Police are searching for the owner of a dog who vandalized a pensioner, breaking her arm and ripping off a large chunk of flesh, in a horrific attack in west London. The 74-year-old woman and her friend were taken to hospital after the horrific incident. Video footage subsequently circulated on social media showing members of the public kicking the dog in an attempt to stop it.

Both had pulled up next to the White Hart roundabout in Northolt just before 11pm last Thursday evening (January 26).

The older woman’s son explained what happened next in a post on Facebook.

He explained: “The lady concerned is my 74-year-old mother who is stable after the attack. The incident came after a ‘minor collision’ between her car and another member of the public’s car at the roundabout.

“While examining the superficial damage, the dog emerged and began attacking my mother for five to six minutes, breaking her arm and removing a large portion of her tendons and muscles.

“She was hospitalized and is stable after surgery but has more plans.”

He continued: “We cannot thank enough the two occupants of the other vehicle involved in the collision who bravely and desperately tried for many minutes to fight the dog off.

“Thanks also to the London Ambulance Service and the Metropolitan Police, both of whom attended in significant numbers.”

The attack stopped when another member of the public stopped and let the dog into their car and took it to the nearby Shell petrol station on Yeading Lane, where it also bit her on the arm.

The police then came and brought the dog under control.

Alina Uka wrote on social media: “A woman was attacked by a dog near a Shell gas station.

“My husband was loading his car and heard a woman scream as her arm was severed. So tragic.

“Dog ran away after being hit in the head, not sure who the owner was.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called to White Hart roundabout in Northolt at 10.54pm on 26 January. Two vehicles had a collision.

“While those involved were exchanging details, a woman was approached and attacked by a dog, injuring her arm. The other people started helping her. The dog was not theirs.”

The spokesman added: “Another member of the public, seeing the incident, stopped her car and opened the door. The dog got in and she took him to a petrol station on Yeading Lane, where he bit his arm.

“The police came and took control of the dog. He was taken to a police station where efforts to locate the owner are ongoing.

“The injuries to the two women are not life-threatening.”

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed they “treated one patient for significant injuries before taking him to hospital and the other patient, who had minor injuries, made his way to hospital”.

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