Moment man is dragged across the road as he tries to fight off an attacking dog before a car tries to push him out of the way.
This is the shocking moment a man is dragged onto the road as he tries to fend off an attacking dog before a passing motorist mounts the pavement in a bid to run the animal over.
CCTV footage released on Tuesday of the attack in Sheffield shows the man, dressed in a blue fleece and dark pants, holding a small black dog in the air while a larger, beige-colored dog appears to break his arm on Handsworth Road.
As he moves and tries to push the larger animal away, it locks its jaws around his left forearm and he loses his balance and falls into the street.
Despite this, the dog still refuses to let go – only when a red BMW hatchback comes to the rescue, mounting the sidewalk in what appears to be an attempt to put an end to the incident.
But as the smaller black dog tries to flee, the larger animal follows it down the road – before the sequence ends.
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The man can be seen appearing to hold a small black dog in the air as the larger tan dog chases him down the street.
The animal appears to clamp its jaws around its left forearm before losing its balance and falling onto the road.
Armed police were called to Handsworth Road in east Sheffield after a man was attacked by a dog.
An officer at the scene could be seen holding a shotgun-style weapon at close range, with a handgun and a Taser in holsters.
Dog units and armed response officers from South Yorkshire Police were called to the scene at around 5.40pm on Tuesday.
Armed police officers and dog units from South Yorkshire Police were called to the scene in Handsworth, east Sheffield, at around 5.40pm.
The attack took place in the immediate vicinity of a local nursery and a doctor’s surgery.
The footage shows officers dressed in dark uniforms, with holstered guns and Tasers, in the area around where the attack took place.
One officer appeared to be carrying a shotgun-style weapon equipped with a short-range sight.
South Yorkshire Police believe the animal jumped over a wall onto the public road and confirmed armed response units were sent to “protect the public”.
The man suffered serious arm injuries but is not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
Officers were able to corner the dog and seize the animal before removing it from the scene.
Chief Inspector Emma Cheney said: “We know these incidents will cause concern among those who live near the scene, and for those who witnessed the incident it would have been upsetting.
“We want to reassure people that the dog was seized and removed while we conduct our investigation and determine exactly what happened.”
“All incidents of this nature are treated with the utmost diligence and we will investigate thoroughly to ensure the safety of the community.
“We would like to thank members of the public and medical staff who came to the aid of the victim, who was taken to hospital for treatment.”