Shocking moment crazed dog attacks 'terrified' boy, 10, as he plays football outside his home is revealed and father says: 'This should not be happening to our kids'

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This is the shocking moment a 10-year-old boy is attacked by an out-of-control dog as he innocently plays football outside his house.

Mohammed Sami Raza was left covered in blood with horrendous injuries to his arms and legs after the mutt pounced on him in Bentley Drive, Walsall, on Wednesday.

Horrific CCTV footage shows the dog running past in the street before turning and pouncing on him, dragging him to the ground as it sinks its razor-sharp teeth into his forearm – as he screams for help.

For an agonising 30 seconds, the boy struggles alone before anguished family members come running from inside the house – but the dog still refuses to let go.

It’s only after more than a minute of being struck with a toy by relatives, and with the help of a passing taxi driver, that the vicious animal eventually relents, and the boy is taken to safety before he is rushed to hospital.

Mohammed Sami Raza can be seen screaming for help as the dog locks its jaws around his forearm and drags him around on the pavement

Mohammed Sami Raza can be seen screaming for help as the dog locks its jaws around his forearm and drags him around on the pavement

Mohammed Sami Raza at Walsall Manor Hospital, where he is still undergoing treatment for his injuries after the unprompted attack on Wednesday

Mohammed Sami Raza at Walsall Manor Hospital, where he is still undergoing treatment for his injuries after the unprompted attack on Wednesday

Mohammed Sami Razar with his dad Gohar Siddique, who has called for dog owners to be more responsible - particularly with bigger, stronger dogs

Mohammed Sami Razar with his dad Gohar Siddique, who has called for dog owners to be more responsible – particularly with bigger, stronger dogs

A grievous close-up of Mohammed's injuries shows he suffered deep, gouging wounds during the attack. He is awaiting further treatment

A grievous close-up of Mohammed’s injuries shows he suffered deep, gouging wounds during the attack. He is awaiting further treatment

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Terrifyingly, another small boy walked out of the house clutching what appears to be a toy water gun – before he was told to go back inside as the dog’s vicious assault continued.

Little Mohammed was rushed to Walsall Manor Hospital where is still receiving treatment for injuries to his arms, legs and neck, and is awaiting surgery.

A grievous close-up of the boy’s injuries shows horrific gouge marks in his right forearm, as he lies on a hospital bed wrapped in blood-covered sheets. 

Mohammed’s father Gohar Siddique, 36, shared the distressing footage of what is yet another shocking dog attack in the West Midlands – happening just a day before two XL Bully-type dogs fatally attacked a man in Stonnall, just a few miles away.

Gohar, a factory worker and dad-of-four, said: ‘You just never expect this to happen to your own child. He was just playing football in the street.

‘He has very bad injuries and is still awaiting surgery now. He is being very brave but it has been traumatic for the family. It was terrifying.

‘I just want to make sure this doesn’t happen to other people. This should not be happening to young children and its happened three times in our region this week.

‘If it were my two-year-old son was outside he would not be alive. If nobody had noticed this attack when they did then maybe Mohammed would be too.

‘It was just relentless. The dog would not let go. It was only when the passing taxi driver smacked it really hard that it finally stopped.

‘He must have been terrified. It’s hard to watch the video but I just want to make others aware. These dog attacks are happening far too often.

‘People need to make sure they have big dogs locked away. These can be dangerous animals in the wrong hands.

‘I was at work at the time it happened. It’s a call no father wants to get. Children should be able to play safely. This should not be happening to our kids.’

West Midlands Police said the dog is to be ‘humanely destroyed’. A 60-year-old woman was arrested and released with a caution.

Mohammed Sami Raza sits in hospital waiting for surgery after he was attacked by a dog on Wednesday. His father says 'big dogs' need to be locked away safely

Mohammed Sami Raza sits in hospital waiting for surgery after he was attacked by a dog on Wednesday. His father says ‘big dogs’ need to be locked away safely

The youngster suffered wounds to his arms, legs and even his neck

The youngster suffered wounds to his arms, legs and even his neck

In horrific CCTV footage, the dog can be seen pouncing on Mohammed without warning as the youngster played football outside his house

In horrific CCTV footage, the dog can be seen pouncing on Mohammed without warning as the youngster played football outside his house

For more than a minute, the animal refused to let go despite the efforts of family members who struck it several times

For more than a minute, the animal refused to let go despite the efforts of family members who struck it several times

The boy only notices the dog as it turns back to attack him - and has no time to react as it clamps its jaws around his forearm

The boy only notices the dog as it turns back to attack him – and has no time to react as it clamps its jaws around his forearm

For 30 agonising seconds the boy struggles by himself to get free of the out-of-control canine - before terrified family members rush out of the house to help

For 30 agonising seconds the boy struggles by himself to get free of the out-of-control canine – before terrified family members rush out of the house to help

The animal stands its ground and refuses to let go of the boy as family members intervene - and another boy is told to go back inside as he walks out to see the commotion

The animal stands its ground and refuses to let go of the boy as family members intervene – and another boy is told to go back inside as he walks out to see the commotion

The animal continues its gruesome assault even as people hit it over the head with objects including what appears to be a toy water gun

The animal continues its gruesome assault even as people hit it over the head with objects including what appears to be a toy water gun

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A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: ‘We were called to Bentley Drive in Walsall on Wednesday, September 13, to reports of a disorder and that a child had been bitten by a dog.

‘The ten-year-old was taken to hospital to be treated for bite marks on his arm.

‘The dog was seized from the location. We believe the dog managed to get out of its address without the owner knowing.

‘On Thursday, September 14, we arrested a woman in her sixties on suspicion of possession of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

‘She has since been released with a caution and has given up the dog to be humanely destroyed.’

It is one of three separate dog-related incidents in the region this week after a man was seriously injured by two frenzied dogs in Stonnall and an 11-year-old girl suffered bite wounds after being pounced on by an XL Bully in Bordesley Green. 

The Government had been under increased pressure to ban XL Bullies following a spate of vicious attacks – and announced on Friday that it was investigating how it can ban the breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

On September 9, shocking CCTV footage captured the moment 11-year-old Ana Paun was pulled to the floor and bitten in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, before it attacked another man trying to help her.

A 60-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the incident 

A day later in Maghull, Liverpool, Merseyside Police were called to the scene of an XL Bully attacking a smaller dog after it slipped out of its collar and ran away from its owner.

And in March this year, two XL Bully’s attacked Elaine Atkinson’s Sprocker Spaniel dog, Rox, while out on a walk in Cumbria – luckily the animal escaped with deep cuts and bite marks to the neck.

Ana Paun was walking to the shops with her 18-year-old sister when the powerful breed of bulldog leapt up at her from a bus shelter

Ana Paun was walking to the shops with her 18-year-old sister when the powerful breed of bulldog leapt up at her from a bus shelter

The horrifying attack on a smaller dog in Merseyside last Sunday - another in a series of vicious attacks perpetrated by out-of-control dogs such as XL Bullies

The horrifying attack on a smaller dog in Merseyside last Sunday – another in a series of vicious attacks perpetrated by out-of-control dogs such as XL Bullies

A month later, four-year-old Luna Hobson was left with significant injuries to her face after a XL Bully crossbreed attacked her in Nuneaton.

Luna required surgery to the side of her face, with her mum, Amy later saying the dogs were not safe around children at all.

Merseyside Police were called out to Maghull, north of Liverpool, last Sunday after another XL Bully savaged a smaller dog as its owner pleaded: ‘I can’t control her.’

Dr Lawrence Newport, who has been tracking the rise of fatal attacks by XL bullies which has risen to six in the last year, called the dogs ‘uniquely dangerous’.

A Defra spokesman added: ‘We take dog attacks and anti-social behaviour very seriously and are making sure the full force of the law is being applied. 

‘This can range from lower-level community protection notices – which require dog owners to take appropriate action to address behaviour – to more serious offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act, where people can be put in prison for up to 14 years, be disqualified from ownership or result in dangerous dogs being euthanised.’

What is the Dangerous Dogs Act? 

The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 bans or restricts certain types of dogs and makes it an offence to allow a dog of any breed to be dangerously out of control.

It was introduced 30 years ago by Home Secretary Kenneth Baker ‘to rid the country of the menace of these fighting dogs’ after a string of attacks.

WHICH DOGS ARE BANNED IN THE UK?

It is illegal to own four breeds of dogs without an exemption from a court. They are: American pitbull terriers, Japanese Tosas, Dogo Argentinos and Fila Brazileiros.

The law also criminalises cross-breeds of the above four types of dog – meaning that whether a dog is prohibited will depend on a judgement about its physical characteristics and whether they match the description of a prohibited ‘type’.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE’S A DOG ATTACK?

You can get an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to six months if your dog is dangerously out of control. 

You may not be allowed to own a dog in the future and your dog may be destroyed.

If you let your dog injure someone you can be sent to prison for up to five years or fined. If you deliberately use your dog to injure someone you could be charged with ‘malicious wounding’.

And if you allow your dog to kill someone you can be sent to prison for up to 14 years or get an unlimited fine. 

WHY IS THE ACT CONTROVERSIAL? 

Both the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the British Veterinary Association have protested against the ban, insisting there is no scientific evidence that all individuals of a breed are dangerous.

However, Met Police data suggests that in incidents involving ‘dangerously out of control dogs’, banned breeds account for about a fifth of offences.




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