Family dog rips girl's throat out
The kudos that owning a fighting type dog brings amongst certain groups within Britain is leading to even more attacks of this type. These dogs rarely make good family pets and yet we see them unmuzzled, big stud collared, pulling a swaggering, usually male, youth along every high street.
A girl of seven has had part of her throat ripped out in a horror attack by her family's Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Little Chloe Ashman was playing in her garden when the dog leaped on her and sank its teeth into her neck.
Chloe's distraught mum Stacey, 27, ran screaming into the garden, pulling at the dog before being attacked herself.
The mother - who also has a two-year-old son Samuel - suffered injuries in the mauling and was rushed to hospital with her daughter, where Chloe was taken into intensive care.