A VICIOUS dog attack left children traumatised after a Yorkshire Terrier was “torn apart”.

Poppy, was killed by two Pitbulls in a gruesome attack in Victoria Park, Laindon, on Monday, in what witnesses describe as a “horrible few minutes.”

Matina Potter, 35, the owner of Poppy, told the Echo how ten children were with her at the time and witnessed the horror.

She said: “It was disgusting what they saw.

“She was torn apart.

“Her intestines were everywhere.

“My children were screaming all through the night.

“Parents are texting me saying their children can’t sleep either.

“It was all a blur.

“It all happened too quickly to stop them.

“I tried to get them off her but there was no stopping them.”

Ms Potter, added how the attack was “out of the blue” and “not acceptable” at a park she goes to everyday and is often used by families.

She said: “All the other dogs and dog owners are really friendly.

“This man’s dogs though were so aggressive. It could easily have been a kid that they’d gone for.

“They wouldn’t have stood a chance.

“I was lucky that my friend jumped in the way of them before they went for my other dog.

“They were both off the lead, which is irresponsible.

“The owner should know if they’re vicious.

“They should have been on the lead and with a muzzle on.

“People have told me that his had dogs put down before.

“He was drunk and hitting the dogs right in front of the police officers. They could barely speak to him.”

A spokeswoman from Essex Police, said: “We were called to reports that a dog was dangerously out of control in a public place and had attacked a Yorkshire Terrier in Victoria road, Laindon, shortly before 8.35pm on Monday 5 August.

“Officers attended and spoke to both owners.

“Two dogs described as being similar to Staffordshire bull terrier dogs were seized under the dangerous dogs act.

“Enquiries remain ongoing.”