THIS is the shocking moment a 10-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog that lost control while playing outside his house in a horrific attack.
The youngster was kicking a football on his way to his family in Walsall on Wednesday when the beast appeared out of nowhere and pounced on him.
This boy needed hospital treatment after being mauled by a dog Credit: Gohar Siddique/BirminghamLive
Younger boy jumps out during horror attackCredit: Gohar Siddique/BirminghamLive
The boy’s father Gohar Siddique shared pictures of his son wrapped in bandages Credit: BPM
He was knocked to the ground, and the dog dug its teeth into his arms and legs.
Two women rushed to help the boy – but a minute passed before they managed to wrest the dog from him with the help of a passing taxi driver.
An even younger boy walked to the front driveway to see what was going on – before the women screamed at him to get back inside.
The boy who was attacked required hospital treatment – and photos shared by his family show blood-soaked bandages and deep bites along his arms.
It is the latest in a series of dog attacks that have highlighted fears surrounding XL Bullies with the Government looking to ban the breed.
The boy’s father Gohar Siddique, 36, who was at work during the two-minute harassment, shared the video to warn people about dangerous dogs.
A woman in her sixties has been arrested on suspicion of owning a dangerous, out-of-control dog – which has now been killed.
Gohar told BirminghamLive: “I just want to make sure it doesn’t happen to other people.
“This should not happen to young children.
“If my two-year-old son had been out there he wouldn’t be alive, my older son was brave.
“When you see the video, you feel terrible.”
West Midlands Police said: “We were called to Bentley Drive in Walsall on Wednesday September 13 to reports of a disturbance and a child being bitten by a dog.
“The 10-year-old was taken to the hospital for treatment due to bite marks on his hand.
“The dog was taken from the place. We believe that the dog managed to escape from the address without the owner’s knowledge.
“On Thursday, September 14, we arrested a woman in her sixties on suspicion of possessing a dangerously out-of-control dog causing injury.
“In the meantime, she was released under caution and surrendered the dog for humane destruction.”
Woman arrested over shocking attackCredit: Gohar Siddique/BirminghamLive