Two young sisters were left “dripping in blood” after they were attacked by a dog that locked its jaws around the head of one of the girls.
Molly Watt, four, and six-year-old Evie Rockcliffe had been playing at the home of a friend when the powerful Japanese Akita pounced, according to the sisters’ grandmother, Lisa Reynoldson.
She said both girls had been left terrified by their ordeal, with the nurse who treated them claiming Evie was “lucky to be alive”.
She said: “They were only in the other house for about 15 minutes when they came back absolutely scared to death. Evie was covered in blood.
“The mother of the girl from the house came round and said her dog had got Evie’s head in its mouth. But she said she didn’t know how it had happened.”