CCTV released after dog attack left girl, 11, in hospital with broken bones

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Video footage has been released in a bid to track down the owner of a dog who mauled a girl on her way to school, leaving her with serious injuries.

The victim, 11, was walking in London’s Tower Hamlets when she passed a man walking two dogs in late September.

As she passed them at 8.30am, one of the dogs lunged at her and bit her several times on the hand and arm.

She was left with broken bones and so seriously hurt that she had to spend several days in hospital, with police saying at the time that her injuries could be life changing.

Today, police released CCTV footage of the man and his dogs on the day of the incident on September 28 in a bid to track them down.

Thankfully, a passing taxi driver intervened to free the victim from the dog’s grip which prevented her sustaining even more serious injuries.

Police are trying to track down this man, seen in CCTV footage (Picture: Metropolitan Police)
One of the dogs attacked the girl as she walked past them on her way to school in Tower Hamlets (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

The man left the scene on Ben Jonson Road in Stepney Green before police arrived.

Detective Inspector Luke Hampton said: ‘This was a shocking and sustained attack on a young girl as she walked to school.

‘The incident not only left her with serious injuries – including broken bones – but has also left her traumatised.

‘We need to quickly identify the owner of these dogs to make sure this does not happen again.’

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