'Shocking' dog attack as 11-year-old girl mauled by two pets on her way to school

Police investigating a dog attack which left an 11-year-old girl in hospital have released a CCTV clip of the animals together with their owner prior to the incident. The victim was walking along Ben Jonson Road in Stepney Green, Tower Hamlets at about 8.30am on Wednesday, September 28 when she walked by a man with two dogs.

As she did so, one of them lunged towards her, biting her several times on the hand and arm.

A passing taxi driver stopped to free the youngster from the dog’s grip.

She was taken to hospital where she stayed for several days receiving treatment.

The owner of the dogs left the scene before the police arrived.

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