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Dog 'ordered' to attack three men

Three men have been injured in Liverpool by a dog who was ordered to attack them.

The friends were all physically assaulted by a group of three men in what police believe was an unprovoked attack in Breckside Park.

The men then set their dog, described as a "bulldog-type" on the group.

A 20-year-old man received a number of bites to his legs and body. Another of the men had a broken jaw and all three were bitten by the dog.

White dog

The dog was white with brown markings to its ear.

One of the offenders was aged 16 to 18 years old, about 5ft 3in (1.59m) and skinny with a shaved head.

The second was in his mid 20s, about 5ft 8in (1.73m), stocky with black bushy eyebrows and olive skin.

He was wearing a black raincoat-style jacket with a hood.

The third man was also in his mid 20s and about 5ft 8in (1.73m) with a stocky build and was wearing a black raincoat-style jacket.

The attack happened last Monday in the Townsend Lane and Lower Breck Road area.

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