NEWS
29/09/2018 20:37 BST

Leeds Dog Attack Leaves Police Officer And Two Men Seriously Injured

One of the victims of the attack in Leeds is described as having ‘life-changing’ injuries.

A police officer and two men were seriously injured after being attacked by two dogs in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police were called to an address in Leeds at 4.40am after two men were bitten. They had heard two dogs barking in the back garden of a property.

A 59-year-old man is described as having potentially life-changing injuries, while an elderly man was also badly hurt after being bitten on the arm.

West Yorkshire Police said one of their officers was also bitten on the arm while detaining one of the dogs in Garth Walk.

It is thought the dogs got out from another nearby property.

The force said: “Police were called to Garth Walk, Leeds, at 4.40am this morning to reports a 59-year-old man and a 79-year-old man had been bitten by a dog.

“The 59-year-old man has received potentially life-changing injuries.

“Officers attended alongside the ambulance service and while detaining a dog an officer was also bitten and has been seriously injured.

“The incident involved two dogs and happened in the rear garden of a property on Garth Walk.

“Two people, believed to be the owners of the dogs, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

“The dogs have been seized and police inquiries remain ongoing.”

Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds CID, said: “We appreciate there will be understandable concern in the community following this incident.

“We will have extra police patrols in the area to offer reassurance, and I would urge anyone who has any concerns to speak with officers.”

Anyone who has any information on the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 348 of 29/9.