I was mauled by a monster dog that attacked my grandson, 12 – I assumed it might eat him alive on our family vacation

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I was mauled by a monster dog that attacked my grandson, 12 – I assumed it might eat him alive on our family vacation

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THESE are the horrific injuries suffered by a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother who have been savaged by a dog which went berserk at a holiday park throughout half-term.

Zach Ingerson suffered deep bites on his proper arm and leg because the Bull Terrier-type canine lunged at him and repeatedly clamped its jaws around him.

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Zach Ingerson was attacked by a Bull Terrier-type canine[/caption]
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He suffered deep bites on his right arm and leg[/caption]
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His grandmother Cheryl Might, 62, was additionally bitten greater than a dozen occasions on her arms and chest[/caption]

As holidaymakers tried to get the dog again beneath control Zach’s grandmother Cheryl Might, 62, threw herself between the child and the animal to stop him being further injured.

She was bitten more than a dozen occasions on her arms and chest.

Talking from her residence in Redruth, Cornwall on Tuesday tearful Cheryl stated: “I assumed it was going to eat my grandson alive.&

“I ran right down to Natalie and she or he was throwing this canine off and had her physique over Zac and she or he’s solely 4ft 10 so the place she received that power from I don’t know.&

“I hit the canine with a stick and I pushed the dog and I went onto the canine and I managed to get him and I stated ‘run Nat, run, run, run’ and she or he ran as much as the clubhouse.&

“I just thought if considered one of us was going to die I might slightly it was me so I put myself between them.& &

“I was on the ground and it was on my arm and wouldn’t let go. I simply keep in mind screaming in pain. My daughter stored grabbing the dog around the waist and throwing it off and it simply stored coming.”

Zach had been enjoying the half time period holiday at St Ives Holiday Park in Cornwall together with his mother Natalie, 39, and brother Cameron, 5, final week.&

The canine house owners ultimately got control of the animal but made no effort to apologise and proceeded to comply with the horrified family across the clubhouse filming them on their telephones till police arrived.

Zach was rushed to hospital the place he underwent emergency surgery to wash and stitch the bites. He was stored in overnight and in addition needed robust antibiotics to clear an an infection brought on by the chew. 


Store assistant Natalie says she was later advised the identical canine had previously attacked another holidaymaker at the similar park the day gone by.

She added: “We don’t understand how badly affected Zach is by this – he could have physical scars from the bites however hopefully it gained’t have an effect on him mentally in the long run. I am calling him my hero and he likes that but actually it is my mum who's the hero.

“I am an animal lover but that dog was dangerous and out of control and the police need to ensure this doesn’t occur to another household as a result of next time it might be worse.

“The house owners confirmed no regret, not so much as an apology. I feel the canine wants putting down and they need to go to jail.”

Devon and Cornwall Police stated they have been referred to as to holiday park at 9.10pm on Wednesday, February 15 following stories of two individuals having been bitten by a canine.

A spokesman added: “Officers attended and found two individuals who had sustained chew injuries. They attended hospital for remedy, officers stay in touch with all events involved in this matter and enquiries continue.”

It comes as fatal maulings have hit their highest rate in 40 years.

Last month two individuals have been viciously attacked and killed – together with four-year-old Alice Stones who was killed by her family’s dog her back garden in Milton Keynes.

And on January 12, 28-year-old& dog walker Natasha Johnston was killed& whereas out with a pack of hounds in Surrey.

In 2022, a whopping ten assaults resulted in fatalities – which means within the last twelve months 12 individuals have been killed.

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Cheryl Might threw herself between the child and the animal[/caption]