Page last updated at 15:36 GMT, Tuesday, 23 September 2008 16:36 UK

Victim 'savaged' in attack by dog

A 21-year-old man has been "savaged" in an attack by a pit bull terrier type dog in Manchester.

Police said the victim was left with extensive bite marks all over his body after he was mauled by the dog in Chatsworth Road, Stretford.

He is now in a stable condition in hospital after undergoing specialist treatment, police said.

Two men were with the dog when the attack happened on Friday. A 19-year-old man has been arrested and bailed.

The man suffered bites on his arms, legs, back and head.

A dog has been seized and is currently in a secure compound.

'Horrendous experience'

Det Con Rob Tothill, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "The victim has been left with large bite marks all over his body after he was savaged by this animal.

"It must have been a horrendous experience for the victim and upsetting for anyone who may have seen it.

"Such was the extent of the damage to the victim's skin, he was later transferred to a specialist unit for treatment."

A 19-year-old man was been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and has been released on bail.

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