An 82-year-old man was attacked by a dog who ripped off a ‘chunk of his arm’ in a park in Derby.
Watch the 82-year-old man talk about the horrifying attack
Charles Brown, a retired builder, was attacked by a black Labrador in a park in Derby that ripped off a ‘chunk of his arm’, leaving his bone exposed.
He was left bleeding in a ditch after the horrific attack and the owner of the dog fled the scene after telling him: ‘He’s had his injections, you’ll be fine’.
Charles called his 74-year-old wife, Ann who rushed him to A&E.
Charles said: “The force of the dog was indescribable and it knocked me over onto my back. My lower body is all bruised, my back is twisted, and the flesh of my arm was nowhere to be seen.”
“I don’t know if the dog ate it or not, but it was gone, I remember laying in bed that evening and noticing how much flesh was gone.”
“He leapt straight for my neck so I put my arm in the way and he got a hold of that, when I looked down after being slammed to the ground, I could see bone.”
Charles said that the owner of the dog said to him it was a rescue dog and told him he would be fine.
After the attack, he fell back into a ditch. He somehow managed to call his wife.
He said: “I knew it was serious. ‘My arm was bleeding continuously, there was so much of it and the man whose dog attacked me had already made his escape.”
“It’s a good thing that I’m OK, my biggest worry now is what if it happens again to a small child, I’m not sure they would be able to defend themselves so it could be fatal.”
Ann said that she can’t believe the owner of the dog abandoned her husband while he was bleeding and in so much pain.
Ann said: “It’s disgusting. We want to find the culprit before this happens again.”
Derbyshire police are investigating the incident in Shelton Lock. The police have urged people to inform them if they have any information regarding the incident.
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