GRAPHIC: Schoolboy left 'covered in blood'

Taylor was bitten while waiting to cross Hilderthorpe Road
Taylor was bitten while waiting to cross Hilderthorpe Road

A dog left a schoolboy “covered in blood” and alone after the owner strolled off following an unprovoked attack.

Taylor Dawson received deep puncture wounds to his arm, after a Staffordshire bull terrier launched an attack on the 11-year-old.

A Stafforshire bull terrier (not the animal involved in the incident)

A Stafforshire bull terrier (not the animal involved in the incident)

His mum, Caroline Makin, 32, said Taylor was walking home from Bridlington School, when she received a distressed phone call from her son.

“From what I can make out he was walking home and was near B&Q waiting to cross the road and a lady and a dog were at his side,” she said.

“The dog jumped up at him and he looked down and pulled his arm away.

“He was stood covered in blood.”

The nasty wound that left the 11-year-old 'covered in blood'

The nasty wound that left the 11-year-old 'covered in blood'

Caroline, of Hilderthorpe Road, was picking up her daughter from Bay Primary School at the time of the attack.

Taylor called his mum and put the dog owner on the phone to her, who allegedly told her that “it had never bitten anyone before”.

Caroline said: “I said I don’t care about the dog.

“I said to her to ‘wait for me to get there’.” But the woman owner had disappeared by the time Caroline arrived to find her son badly injured and alone.

“She left him covered in his own blood,” she said.

“One lady came past in a car and said she saw an altercation, but didn’t realise what was happening.”

Caroline said a number of construction workers said they saw a woman “dragging” a dog away from the scene, before Taylor was taken to Bridlington Hospital.

The ordeal left Taylor with shocking injuries to his arm that will require numerous hospital visits to heal.

Now, distraught mum Caroline is appealing for the dog owner to give herself up.

“He’s a bit upset and he’s hurting. He’s bleeding through his bandages. I’m baffled by the fact she could have left. I just want her to realise what she’s done to my son.

“I’m not bothered about the dog, accidents happen.

“But for her to walk away and leave him – that’s what’s upset me most.”

A spokesman for Humberside Police said officers are now investigating the appalling attack.

They added: “Enquiries are underway following the report of a boy being bitten by a dog in Hilderthorpe Road in Bridlington on Wednesday June 29.

“The incident was reported to police just before 5pm.

“The 11 year old sought hospital treatment for an injury to his arm.

“Enquiries are in their early stages at this time.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Humberside Police on 101 quoting log number 353 of 29 June 2016.”