BOY IN DOG ATTACK HORROR

A SEVEN-year-old boy was nearly killed when a savage dog clamped its jaws around his face in a children s playground. Wassim Seghir was mauled by the Staffordshire bull terrier while playing near his home in Rosalind House on the Arden estate in Hoxton...

A SEVEN-year-old boy was nearly killed when a savage dog clamped its jaws around his face in a children's playground.

Wassim Seghir was mauled by the Staffordshire bull terrier while playing near his home in Rosalind House on the Arden estate in Hoxton.

The dog had escaped from a nearby garden and jumped over a fence into the children's play area.

It leapt at Wassim and clamped its jaws around his head, missing his right eye by half an inch.


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Wassim underwent emergency surgery after being rushed to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

He stayed in hospital for a fortnight before returning home last Thursday.

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A spokesman for Hackney police confirmed that an investigation is under way. No arrests have been made.

The dog has been destroyed at the owner's request.

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