A MUM whose five-year-old son was mauled by an “out of control” bull terrier watched in horror as it pulled him across the road.
His mum Chloe Darbyshire, 22, rushed outside after hearing Kaiden’s screams, with the bull terrier shaking him like a doll.
The dog only let go when brave neighbours kicked it in the head and whacked it with a broom.
Little Kaiden suffered serious injuries to his leg, hands and ear.
Chloe told ChronicleLive: “I could see Kaiden getting pulled across the road by a dog.
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“Even when we got the dog off and got him up it was coming back for him.
“He was screaming and he looked run down, like he had been trying to get away – his trainers were ripped off his feet.
“Kaiden wouldn’t let us look at his injuries. but when we got him comfy we realised how serious it was.”
Chloe waited an hour for an ambulance to arrive and take Kaiden to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
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She said: “He’s had surgery, he’s had his ear stitched, he’s had his hand stitched, but the biggest scar will be on the back of his leg.”
Northumbria Police said: “Shortly before 4.30pm yesterday police received a report that a dog had injured a child in the Maple Street area of Ashington.
“A five-year-old boy was taken to hospital where he currently remains for treatment.
“His injuries are described as serious but non-life-threatening.
“Officers attended the scene where, in agreement with the owner, the dog in question was seized by police in order to protect the public.
“While further assessment will be carried out, officers believe the dog to be a Staffordshire bull terrier breed.”
North East Ambulance Service added: “We were called to an incident on Maple Street, Ashington shortly after 4pm.
“We dispatched one ambulance crew and transported the patient to RVI Hospital.”