A woman who was airlifted to a specialist hospital on the mainland after a dog attack in Sandown on Monday night has revealed that she has lost massive chunks of muscle, skin and nerves from her left arm after being savagely attacked.
As first reported by Island Echo, Armed Police had to shoot a dog dead on Golf Links Road, Sandown at just before 22:30 on Monday after it viciously attacked 2 individuals.
The dog’s owner, a local woman in her 40s, was flown to Odstock in Salisbury for emergency plastic surgery and is due to undergo 2 further surgeries in the coming days. A man in his 20s also sustained serious injuries in the incident and was taken to St Mary’s Hospital.
It has been revealed that the woman was savagely attacked by her own pet with the animal clamping down on her left arm. She was dragged around on the ground in the pitch black like a rag doll and as a result has been left with serious, life-changing injuries.
It is claimed that the attack began when another dog, which was off the lead, suddenly came out to the darkness as the woman returned from a nearby shop.
Police have previously said that the dog which was killed was a Staffordshire terrier/Mastiff cross, however, the injured woman says it was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Rhodesian Ridgeback cross.