Man 'seriously injured' after being attacked by out of control dog in Yorkshire

A man has been left with serious and potentially life-altering injuries after being attacked by an out of control dog in Yorkshire.

South Yorkshire Police said the incident happened on June 3 in Denman Road, in Rotherham, when a woman was also left with minor injuries.

The force was called to the scene shortly after 4.30pm following reports of a dog bite incident in which two people – a 31-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman – had been injured.

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A statement from South Yorkshire Police said: “Officers arrived at the scene and attempted to capture the dog, however it was unable to be controlled and posed a risk of escaping and causing further injuries, and preventing access for ambulance staff to reach those injured.

Police attempted to capture the animal after being called at 4.34pm – but said it was unable to be controlled and posed a risk of “escaping and causing further injuries”Police attempted to capture the animal after being called at 4.34pm – but said it was unable to be controlled and posed a risk of “escaping and causing further injuries”
Police attempted to capture the animal after being called at 4.34pm – but said it was unable to be controlled and posed a risk of “escaping and causing further injuries”

“Authorisation was given to destroy the dog to prevent any further injuries.

“Enquiries are ongoing to determine how the dog came to be dangerously out of control and officers are appealing for witnesses of the incident and those with CCTV footage to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 675 of June 3. CCTV footage can be emailed to [email protected] with the incident number in the subject line.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.