Devastated mother reveals how she watched her beloved King Charles Spaniel get ripped apart and killed by an XL Bully after it broke free of 10-year-old girl walking it

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Shocking footage has shown the moment a man was dragged into the road by an attacking dog, before a car tried to ram at the large animal in a bid to get it off.

CCTV video filmed yesterday in Sheffield shows the man, dressed in a blue fleece and dark trousers, holding a small black dog above his shoulder, while a larger, tan-coloured bull mastiff-type dog seems to snap at his arm. 

As the dog walker moves around to try and fend off the animal, it locked its jaws around his forearm, causing him to lose balance and fall into the street.

The dog still refuses to release him, only doing so when a red BMW hatchback comes to the rescue, mounting the pavement, bringing the attack to a halt.  

The man has since been taken to hospital after being bitten in the chest and arm, while the dog has been seized by the police and a 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of having a dangerous dog out of control. 

It follows a spate of attacks, with one traumatised mother speaking of the horror of seeing her beloved family pet torn apart by an American Bully XL puppy after it broke free from the 10-year-old girl walking it. 

Do you know anyone involved in this attack? eirian.prosser@dailymail.co.uk 

Armed police were called to Handsworth Road in the east end of Sheffield after a man was attacked by a dog

Armed police were called to Handsworth Road in the east end of Sheffield after a man was attacked by a dog

One officer at the scene could be seen holding a shotgun-type weapon with a close-range sight, with a handgun and a taser in holsters

One officer at the scene could be seen holding a shotgun-type weapon with a close-range sight, with a handgun and a taser in holsters

Cammy, 39, said the out-of-control pup fatally mauled tiny Beau before allegedly taking a chunk out of a Good Samaritan's hand, leaving her 'needing hospital treatment'. Cammy is pictured holding Beau

Cammy, 39, said the out-of-control pup fatally mauled tiny Beau before allegedly taking a chunk out of a Good Samaritan’s hand, leaving her ‘needing hospital treatment’. Cammy is pictured holding Beau

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed officers were called to the scene on Handsworth Road yesterday afternoon around 5.40pm, where the victim received serious, but not life threatening injuries.

The dog was trapped and moved to a safe location, while its believed owner remains in police custody as enquiries continue.  

Officers are encouraging any witnesses or anyone with footage to come forward, quoting the incident 716. 

The shocking attack comes less than a week after Cammy Maguire’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Beau was killed on Wednesday evening as she walked it near the family home in Chessington, south-west London.

The 39-year-old said the out-of-control pup fatally mauled tiny Beau before allegedly taking a chunk out of a Good Samaritan’s hand, leaving her ‘needing hospital treatment’.

Heartbroken Cammy said her two young children, Sienna, 12, and Jack 13, were in ‘hysterics’ when they heard Beau had died and that her partner Daniel Connery was ‘furious’.

Speaking ahead of the Government’s announcement that it would ban American Bully XL’s from from Britain the secondary school office manager Cammy told MailOnline: ‘Something needs to be done. This can’t happen to another family. It’s just ripped us apart. 

‘My children are In bits. I’ve never experienced anything quite so traumatic in all my life. These dogs need to be banned. Next time it could be a baby that’s killed.’

Cammy said she was now terrified to go out the house and claimed the dog was still being walked be its owner. Pictured: Cammy, Jack and Beau

Cammy said she was now terrified to go out the house and claimed the dog was still being walked be its owner. Pictured: Cammy, Jack and Beau

Cammy Maguire's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Beau (pictured) was killed on Wednesday evening as she walked it near the family home in Chessington, south-west London

Cammy Maguire’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Beau (pictured) was killed on Wednesday evening as she walked it near the family home in Chessington, south-west London

The family's 'harmless' pet was left with 'its leg hanging off' after a six-month-old Bully XL broke free from the 10-year-old girl walking it, Cammy claimed. Beau is pictured

The family’s ‘harmless’ pet was left with ‘its leg hanging off’ after a six-month-old Bully XL broke free from the 10-year-old girl walking it, Cammy claimed. Beau is pictured

The mother-of-two, who had been walking eight-year-old Beau in the green since he was a puppy, said the Bully XL charged at the little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The mother-of-two, who had been walking eight-year-old Beau in the green since he was a puppy, said the Bully XL charged at the little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Neighbours rushed to a screaming Cammy's aid, with one woman getting her hand bitten as she wrenched the Bully off Beau, she said. Jack is pictured with Beau

Neighbours rushed to a screaming Cammy’s aid, with one woman getting her hand bitten as she wrenched the Bully off Beau, she said. Jack is pictured with Beau

The bloody attack took place shortly after 5.30pm in Drake Road, Chessington. It came as a debate over whether or not Bully XLs should be outlawed in Britain continues to rage.

Cammy claimed she spotted the young girl walking the ‘scary-looking and aggressive’ dog on the green off the street. 

The mother-of-two, who had been walking eight-year-old Beau in the green since he was a puppy, said the Bully XL charged at the little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. 

‘All of the sudden I heard this girl scream “sorry, sorry I can’t stop him”,’ recounted Cammy.’

‘He was dragging her along really fast. He got hold of Beau and grabbed his leg and just would not let go. 

‘The girl could not do anything. She was only 10. She should never have been walking it.’

Neighbours rushed to a screaming Cammy’s aid, with one woman getting her hand bitten as she wrenched the Bully off Beau, she said. 

Afterwards, the wounded dog ‘collapsed’ to the floor in a bloody heap as a tearful Cammy tried in vain to comfort her beloved pet. 

‘Beau’s leg was hanging off. There was a lot of blood. He leg was completely out of joint and it was just bleeding,’ said Cammy. 

Cammy said she was now terrified to go out the house and claimed the dog was still being walked be its owner. Pictured: Sienna, Daniel, Jack, Cammy and Beau

Cammy said she was now terrified to go out the house and claimed the dog was still being walked be its owner. Pictured: Sienna, Daniel, Jack, Cammy and Beau

Cammy said her two young children, Sienna, 12, and Jack 13, were in 'hysterics' when they heard Beau had died and that her partner Daniel Connery was 'furious'. The children are pictured holding Beau

Cammy said her two young children, Sienna, 12, and Jack 13, were in ‘hysterics’ when they heard Beau had died and that her partner Daniel Connery was ‘furious’. The children are pictured holding Beau

Cammy said: 'My daughter was besotted with Beau, she used to let him sleep in her bed every night. She was crying uncontrollably all last night and woke up in hysterics.' Sienna is pictured holding Beau

Cammy said: ‘My daughter was besotted with Beau, she used to let him sleep in her bed every night. She was crying uncontrollably all last night and woke up in hysterics.’ Sienna is pictured holding Beau

‘I was just on the floor with him saying “Beau, you can make it”. But I just knew he was gone.’

A neighbour took Cammy and Beau to a vet, where the eight-year-old dog was pronounced dead. 

The mother-of-two said she called the Met Police on Wednesday night but claimed no action has been taken so far. 

She added: ‘I’m just so traumatised. The whole family is devastated. The house feels so empty now. 

‘My daughter was besotted with Beau, she used to let him sleep in her bed every night. She was crying uncontrollably all last night and woke up in hysterics.’

Cammy said she was now terrified to go out the house and claimed the dog was still being walked be its owner.

She added she was furious that a young girl had been left alone to walk the animal and now feared the Bully could strike again, if urgent action isn’t taken by the authorities.

‘This dog needs to be put down. In six months old and its already done that to my dog what will it do next?’ she added. 

Cammy added she was furious that a young girl had been left alone to walk the animal and now feared the Bully could strike again, if urgent action isn't taken by the authorities. Pictured: Sienna and Beau

Cammy added she was furious that a young girl had been left alone to walk the animal and now feared the Bully could strike again, if urgent action isn’t taken by the authorities. Pictured: Sienna and Beau

‘I’m scared for the child. How can she live in a house with that dog?’

Speaking of the attack yesterday, Chief Inspector Emma Cheney said: ‘We know these incidents will cause concern among those who live near the location, and for those who witnessed the incident this would have been upsetting.

‘We want to reassure people the dog has been seized and removed while we carry out our enquiries and determine exactly what happened.

‘All incidents of this nature are treated with the utmost diligence, and we will investigate thoroughly to ensure the community is kept safe.

‘We would like to thank members of the public and medical staff who came to the aid of the victim, who has been taken to hospital for treatment at this time.’

The Government’s move to ban American Bully XL dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act, which applies in England, Wales and Scotland, followed a surge in fatal malings.  

The breed of animals have been behind the majority of fatal dog attacks in the UK since 2021, having slaughtered 10 out of the 14 people mauled in deadly rampages over the past two years.

Deaths caused by dog attacks have more than doubled in the past two years, from four in 2021 to a record 10 in 2022.

Two of four fatal dog attacks in the UK in 2021 involved a Bully XL, with the number increasing to at least six out of 10 last year. Two people have been killed this year by the breed.

The dogs will be banned by the end of the year, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced last week.

The change in law, which campaigners have been vouching for, comes after a  man died after another suspected XL bully attack. 




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