Man mauled by rottweiler outside Coventry takeaway

A rottweiler like this attacked the man (photo by Esparta Palma)

by Ben Glass
January 6, 12.50pm

POLICE are hunting a rottweiler and its keepers following a horrific attack in Coventry.

The victim – a 40-year-old father – was walking along Foleshill Road when the animal sank its teeth into his arm and legs.

It then continued to maul the screaming man on the ground.

The victim underwent emergency skin grafts but is expected to face further operations and still be scarred for life.

Police say they are horrified the dog’s owners did nothing to prevent the attack – and then calmly walked towards the city centre despite the victim’s pleas for help.

PC Grant Batt, of Little Park Street, said: “This was a horrific attack, but the actions of the two dog owners afterwards showed a blatant disregard for human life.

“To all intents and purposes they were leaving the victim for dead. He was clearly very badly injured, bleeding and crying out for help.”

He added: “They were cold and callous and did not even stop to speak to the victim or offer assistance.

“We are confident that someone will know them and - mindful that the dog could attack again - come forward to help our inquiry.”

The attack happened outside the City Pizza fast food outlet just before midnight on December 19. The victim, who has a young daughter, spent much of Christmas in hospital following the attack.

The dog owner was a woman with blonde hair, between 5ft 2ins and 5ft 4ins, and in her 30s.

At the height of the attack she was joined by a man in his late 20s and around 5ft 10ins who had walked out of City Pizza.

Anyone with information should call PC Batt on 0845 113 5000.

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