Man, 50, fighting for life after face mauled by dog in horror attack

A MAN is fighting for his life after a dog mauled his face in a horror attack.

The 50-year-old was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries to his arm and face after being attacked in Bolton this afternoon.

An air ambulance and police officers were called to Yewdale Gardens, Bolton at around 1.20pm.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the vicious ordeal, Greater Manchester Police has confirmed.

Bolton Council's Dog Enforcement Control Unit present at the scene, according to witnesses.

A spokesperson for the force has said: "Officers were called to Yewdale Gardens, Bolton, at about 1.20pm on Thursday 6 May 2021 to reports a man was being attacked by a dog.

"NWAS and an air ambulance attended and a 50-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries to his arm and face.

"A scene remains in place and enquiries are ongoing. The dog has been secured by PetMedics."

A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "An ambulance, advanced paramedic and air ambulance are currently attending an incident on Yewdale Gardens, Breightmet, following a 999 call at 13.32."

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