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Nightmare attack by dog
5:00pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
A PET Staffie has been destroyed after it attacked a nine-year-old Chippenham girl.
Lorna-Jane Drew was cycling near her nan’s house in Melksham when the Staffordshire Terrier came at her.
Mum Sarah Drew, 44, said her daughter had been screaming in her sleep since the attack on Saturday.
Miss Drew, of Patchway, said: “Lorna ran into her nan’s house screaming. You can see where two big teeth have pierced the skin.
“She was just riding her bike around with her friend on the green by Devonshire Place, when it came up snarling and growling and bit her on the back of her leg. She got off the bike and it started chasing after her and bit her again.
“It has been a shock for her and she’s having nightmares. I hear her screaming in her sleep.”
Police said they had visited the dog’s owner, who agreed to have it put down. It is understood there had already been a similar incident involving one of their dogs.
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “Both incidents have been raised along appropriate channels and we are taking expert advice to ensure appropriate action is taken.
“An officer attended an address in Melksham just after 4pm on Saturday and spoke to the owners of the dog, who agreed to have the dog destroyed. We have had confirmation that this has taken place.
“A young girl was taken to Trowbridge Hospital by relatives and treated there after receiving bites to her leg at 2pm.”
Lorna-Jane returned to the hospital to have her dressings changed on Sunday.
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