Cops seize SEVENTEEN dogs after little girl mauled by pack of ‘pitbull’ dogs as she ‘played with pals’ | The Sun
SEVENTEEN dogs have been seized by police after a six-year-old girl was seriously injured bya pack of dogs.
Video footage secured by The Sun showed the schoolgirl being savaged by the hounds.
A young woman was seen on her hands and knees bravely fighting to free the schoolgirl from the attack.
The girl was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon after the attack in Carrington, Greater Manchester. Her condition is now described as stable.
Police have revealed that 17 dogs were recovered from a property.
Cops have now confirmed that eight dogs and nine puppies were seized after the attack.
A neighbour who caught the horrifying moment on CCTV said: "I was told the girl's older sister helped to fight off the dogs.
"It was horrendous. My own children could have been attacked out there.
"A detective told me they found 14 dogs on the property. Most of the dogs were stored in a caravan outside the house.
"We told police if they did not remove it we would torch it. So they took it away."
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A pensioner living nearby said the girl was "pounced" on by the pack of vicious dogs as the front door was opened.
The man, who didn't want to be named, said: "It all happened yesterday afternoon. The girl was out playing with friends
"She ran up a neighbour's path to knock on the door I think.
"That is when the dogs pounced on her.
"I have heard they were pitbulls. I know about dogs and what a pack can do."
He said a similar incident happened a few months ago.
"A woman was walking her dog nearby and the pack got out and attacked her dog in the road," he added.
"It was a bad one."
The force has also referred itself to watchdog body the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over the incident.
Three people arrested on suspicion of owning a dangerous dog have now been released on bail.
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Detective Inspector Matthew Dixon, of GMP's Trafford district, said: "This is a fluid investigation and so far we have recovered 17 dogs and made three arrests, as well as a vehicle of interest.
"However, the investigation is very much ongoing and anyone with information should contact police quoting log 1612-26/03/23."
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