UPDATE: Police seizes 17 dogs in UK after six-year-old mauled in Greater Manchester  

UPDATE: Police seizes 17 dogs in UK after six-year-old mauled in Greater Manchester  

UPDATE: Police seizes 17 dogs in UK after six-year-old mauled in Greater Manchester Image: Rakesh Pittamandalam Shutterstock.com

UPDATE March 28 (3.37 pm) – Officials in Greater Manchester have seized 17 dogs after a girl was mauled and seriously injured during an attack  

After police in Greater Manchester seized four dogs involved in attacking a six-year-old girl, more animals have been seized, as per official reports.  

Police have said that a total of 17 dogs have been seized after the girl was attacked. 

A statement by Greater Manchester Police, cited by the Independent said that “three people arrested on suspicion of owning a dangerous dog had been bailed following the attack, which happened at a house in Ackers Lane, in the suburb of Carrington on Sunday”.  

The girl, who has not been officially named, was rushed to the hospital where she remains stable.  

Officials said “Four dogs were seized immediately after the attack and four more adult dogs and nine puppies have since been taken away”. 


ORIGINAL March 27 (5.23 pm) – The public rushed in to free the girl after she was attacked and mauled by five dogs, as police arrested three people  

A girl was rushed to the hospital after she was mauled by five dogs in the UK, while she was playing on the street.  

According to Greater Manchester Police, “Shortly before 2.40 pm [on Sunday] police were called to a report of a child who had suffered injuries caused by dogs at an address on Ackers Lane, Carrington”.  

The statement added, “The girl was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. Four dogs were seized by officers and have been taken away by specialist partners”.  

“Three people have been arrested on suspicion of owning a dangerous dog.” 

After the attack happened, bystanders rushed in to desperately save the girl and tried to free her from the pack of dogs.  

As per the Mirror, the dogs “appear to be a type of Bully breed” and attacked the child while she was lying on the floor.  

Another young girl along with a man then rushed to the girl and attempted to free her, and picked up another woman, believed to be the child’s mother, from the ground.  

“It is not known why the animals turned on the girl, but residents on the street said they were aware that dogs were being bred in the area”, said the report.


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