Police have seized a dog following a vicious attack at a house in Swindon.
Emergency services responded to reports of a dog attacking a woman at a property in Penhill Drive, Penhill, at around 4pm today (Good Friday, 15 April).
The dog – understood to be an American Bully – reportedly bit chunks of flesh from the woman’s body and a child escaped with only minor injuries.
‘An XL Bully attacked the woman, ripping chunks of skin from her body in multiple places and one child got nipped on the ear’, one local resident told Wiltshire 999s.
Despite earlier comments from witnesses, the dog was not put to sleep. The dog has been removed from the property and is currently being kept in kennels.
Another told of how her brother bravely intervened in a bid to save the woman, who was “attacked by a dog that she was looking after”.
Wiltshire Police confirmed a woman in her 30s “suffered leg injuries and has been taken to the Great Western Hospital”. Her injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.
The force said an 11-year-old suffered a minor injury, which did not require treatment.