Pitbull-type dogs launch a frenzied attack on pet
A DOG lover had to kick a "pitbull-type" hound in the face to stop it ripping his own pet to shreds – and now fears a child could be killed.
Worrall Linton, of Handcroft Road, West Croydon, was walking his pooch Morgan in nearby Eastney Park at around 1pm on Monday when the attack took place.
Mr Linton explained: "I always keep Morgan on a lead; there was no reason for them to attack him. I barely had time to think before they were running towards him and biting him.
"It was savage. He was bitten all over; they almost ripped his ear off. I think one of them was a pitbull though I'm not sure.
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"I'm just scared that next time they will go after a child.
"It was hard for me to get them off Morgan even though I'm a big guy. I had to kick it to get it off him eventually and meanwhile the owner was barely doing anything, then got annoyed with me for touching her dog."
Mr Linton is now afraid the dogs could harm a human.
The 48-year-old civil servant said: "They should not have been off the lead, it was a completely uncalled for attack.
"There is a playpark there and lots of children. They could easily kill a little one if they're running around like that.
"The owner just walked off so there is nothing the police could do, but parents need to know that they're there, and to be careful.
"Now Morgan is in a really bad way, and needs an emergency vet appointment."
A police spokesman confirmed officers attended the scene but said no further action was being taken at present.