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Man critically injured in dog attack

Published 23/02/2016

South Yorkshire Police said a 36-year-old man was arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act
South Yorkshire Police said a 36-year-old man was arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act

A man has been left fighting for his life after a dog attack.

The 33-year-old is in a critical condition following the incident in the Gleadless area of Sheffield on Monday afternoon, South Yorkshire Police said.

A spokeswoman said officers were called to Spring Close View at about 4.20pm and seized a Staffordshire bull terrier-crossbreed dog.

She added that a 36-year-old man was arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act and later bailed.

The attack is believed to have happened inside a maisonette in the street.

One neighbour told BBC Radio Sheffield the man who was attacked had terrible injuries.

He said: "I've never seen anything like it in my life."

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