Second Rochdale farm dog attack survivor claims beast was hanging off my arm

Another dog attack victim has shared her gruesome wounds from the same lane where a boy, three, was mauled to death.

The woman follows Kia Walker, 19, in claiming she too was bitten by a dog close to the scene of Daniel John Twigg's tragic death on Sunday (May 15), Manchester Evening News reports.

Daniel died in hospital on Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained when outside with "a number of dogs" on Carr Lane in Milnrow, Rochdale.

The animals were seized and a Cane Corso was humanely destroyed but two women claim to have been attacked by another dog close by.

Kia Walker, 19, claimed earlier this week that following her mauling in April 2021, police officers told her the investigation 'couldn’t go any further' as 'there wasn’t enough evidence'. Police said Kia chose to take no further action.

A second woman has now told the MEN that she was attacked by a dog less than 100 yards from where the boy died.

The woman, who asked not to be named, has shared gruesome images of injuries she says she sustained after being bitten by a Cane Corso on March 29, 2020.

"The dog wasn't on a lead," she said. "It was hanging off my arms and tugging at me. It bit me on my side."

It is not believed to be the same dog that was involved in the attack on Daniel. The woman says she was left with horrific injuries to her arms and ribs and ran up a country lane before dialling 999.

She was taken to hospital where she was treated for her injuries, but has since been left with scars to her arm. However, she says police officers told her they would not visit the farm if there were 'dangerous dogs on the loose' as it was dark.

The woman believes the attack was captured on CCTV, but claims police said there was no evidence of what she was alleging.

"They said there was no proof," she said. "I don't think they ever went up there. They just wouldn't do anything. I asked them if they were going to wait until someone was dead to do something."

Detectives have said they are reviewing 'other incidents of note' and a referral has been made to the police watchdog due to 'previous contact' with GMP.

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Detective Chief Inspector Dave Jones, of GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, said: “We are aware of a number of incidents of note which preceded the death of three-year-old Daniel Twigg.

“As per the Independent Office for Police Conduct’s Statutory Guidance, we have made a referral to the IOPC and are awaiting a decision from their analysts, which will determine how this investigation is progressed.

“GMP is committed to delivering outstanding service which keeps people safe and cares for victims. Professional analysis of our actions is key to achieving this so we ask members of the public and the media to refrain from speculating at this time.”

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