A woman who hurled herself from a third-storey window in a desperate bid to escape an XL Bully has been left wounded.
The woman was attacked by the dog as she prepared to spend Friday evening (November 3) at her flat in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, with friends. She tumbled 30ft to the concrete surface below just moments after her pal accidentally fell from the same window as he tried to battle the brutish beast.
Both survived the plummet but were left with serious injuries both from the attack and the fall. The pair suffered bites and broken bones.
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Leon Richards, 39, had been heading to the apartment when he saw the dog attack. He told The Sun: "It was XL Bully hell, the dog went completely bonkers and attacked everyone in sight."
After the victims fell to the ground the animal is understood to have bounded out of the property and was spotted "running wildly", according to horrified witnesses.
Nottinghamshire Police officers were called to the scene and managed to bring the dog under control before seizing it shortly before 11pm that evening. It is now being kept in secure kennels.
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A spokesperson for the force said: "The dog, believed to be an XL Bully type, was subsequently seized from a nearby property and taken to secure kennels.
"A 38-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control.
"The injuries sustained are not believed to be life-threatening and an investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident."
The attack comes shortly after the government announced new plans to outlaw XL Bullies in the UK. From December 31 this year, breeding, selling, advertising and rehoming the dogs will be illegal, as will abandoning them or allowing them to stray, and existing pets will need to be kept on a lead and muzzled in public.
From February 1 next year dogs will need to be registered on the Index of Exempted Dogs. Failure to register pets could result in unlimited fines.
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