Young girl left terrified after being mauled by dog in Grays

Young girl left terrified after being mauled by dog

Young girl left terrified after being mauled by dog

First published in News by , Reporter

A GIRL, aged ten, was mauled by a dog in Grays.

Nicole Falzon was visiting a friend in Manor Road when she was attacked in the front yard.

The German shepherd and Japanese akita mix, pounced on the young girl, wrestling her to the ground.

Nicole, who attends Thameside Primary School, in Manor Road, was taken to Basildon Hospital and needed stitches to her face.

Nicole’s grandmother, Pamela Falzon, 54, who lives close by, said Nicole had been left badly shaken by what had happened.She said: “It was horrible.

She is terrified and has become very nervous.

“She comes to stay at mine quite often because my daughter goes to work.

“She was in her friend’s front garden when the dog mauled her.”

Nicole was rescued by her friend’s mum, who forcefully pulled the dog off her.

According to Nicole’s aunt, Toni Falzon, 24, her niece was lucky. She said: “A woman pulled the animal from Nicole, saving her from life-threatening injuries.”

A police spokeswoman said: “Police are investigating after injuries were caused to a ten-year-old girl by a dog at 9pm on Wednesday, August 6. Anyone with information can call police on 101.”

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10:10am Thu 14 Aug 14

clou81 says...

Did the dog belong to the family of the little girls friend then??? Very unclear report really......
Did the dog belong to the family of the little girls friend then??? Very unclear report really...... clou81
  • Score: 5

10:22am Thu 14 Aug 14

gertbucket says...

clou81 wrote:
Did the dog belong to the family of the little girls friend then??? Very unclear report really......
No, the dog belonged to someone else.
[quote][p][bold]clou81[/bold] wrote: Did the dog belong to the family of the little girls friend then??? Very unclear report really......[/p][/quote]No, the dog belonged to someone else. gertbucket
  • Score: 0

11:23am Thu 14 Aug 14

Mick P says...

Dog has got to be put down either way she could have been killed
Dog has got to be put down either way she could have been killed Mick P
  • Score: 6

2:56pm Thu 14 Aug 14

I-say-you-say says...

Mick P wrote:
Dog has got to be put down either way she could have been killed
Why the dog? What about the owners who probably trained the dog to be vicious and attack!?
[quote][p][bold]Mick P[/bold] wrote: Dog has got to be put down either way she could have been killed[/p][/quote]Why the dog? What about the owners who probably trained the dog to be vicious and attack!? I-say-you-say
  • Score: 3

3:43pm Thu 14 Aug 14

mikgrays says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
Mick P wrote:
Dog has got to be put down either way she could have been killed
Why the dog? What about the owners who probably trained the dog to be vicious and attack!?
The owners should be prosecuted,and,the dog should be put down.
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick P[/bold] wrote: Dog has got to be put down either way she could have been killed[/p][/quote]Why the dog? What about the owners who probably trained the dog to be vicious and attack!?[/p][/quote]The owners should be prosecuted,and,the dog should be put down. mikgrays
  • Score: 9

12:03am Sat 16 Aug 14

clou81 says...

Well this doesn't really tell much else than the girl was bitten.....don't get me wrong, I hope she isn't too traumatised by it and that she makes a swift recovery......but is the owner facing any kind of charges? Actually, do they even know who the owner is? And that leads me to wonder if the dog is still wandering the streets waiting to bite another child??? Hmmmm........
Well this doesn't really tell much else than the girl was bitten.....don't get me wrong, I hope she isn't too traumatised by it and that she makes a swift recovery......but is the owner facing any kind of charges? Actually, do they even know who the owner is? And that leads me to wonder if the dog is still wandering the streets waiting to bite another child??? Hmmmm........ clou81
  • Score: 1

4:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Lifeofamum says...

So was the dog provoked by anyone around it, has the dog been cause for concern before, is anything being done about the dog's behavior, its owners spoken to/actioned against? The poor girl must be traumatised. I do feel very uneasy when dogs are not on leads in public places around children. My own son hasn't been around dogs so gets very jumpy and nervous when they approach him even when on a lead.
So was the dog provoked by anyone around it, has the dog been cause for concern before, is anything being done about the dog's behavior, its owners spoken to/actioned against? The poor girl must be traumatised. I do feel very uneasy when dogs are not on leads in public places around children. My own son hasn't been around dogs so gets very jumpy and nervous when they approach him even when on a lead. Lifeofamum
  • Score: 0

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