Dog bit chunk out of arm of pensioner, 82, in park

The shocking wound to Charles Brown, with his wife Ann, is too graphic to show
The shocking wound to Charles Brown, with his wife Ann, is too graphic to show (Picture: Caters)

An elderly man had a ‘chunk of his arm’ ripped off by a dog in a savage attack that left his bone exposed.

Charles Brown, 82, was left bleeding in a ditch after the attack last Friday in a park in Derby. After Charles was bitten by the ‘black, muscular Labrador’ his owner fled the scene.

He ran off shouting: ‘He’s had his injections, you’ll be fine’ then blamed his pet’s actions on it being a ‘rescue dog’.

Charles, a retired builder, managed to call wife Ann, 74, who rushed him to A&E, where he was told he would need a skin graft to repair the damage.

He said: ‘The force of the dog was indescribable and it knocked me over onto my back. My lower body is all bruised, my back is twisted, and the flesh of my arm was nowhere to be seen.

‘I don’t know if the dog ate it or not, but it was gone, I remember laying in bed that evening and noticing how much flesh was gone.

Pic By / CATERS NEWS (PICTURED: Charles Browns arm after attack. Pic taken 19/07/2019) - A pensioner was left bleeding in a ditch after he was attacked by a dog that ate a chunk of his arm - as the owner fled she scene shouting: Hes had his injections, youll be fine.Police have launched a hunt for the dog owner after Charles Brown, 82, from Derby, was left with exposed bone and needing a skin graft on his arm after he was attacked as he walked through a park last week. - SEE CATERS COPY
Pensioner Charles Brown needed a skin graft after being bitten by a dog (Picture: Caters)
Pic By / CATERS NEWS (PICTURED: Charles Browns arm after attack. Pic taken 19/07/2019) - A pensioner was left bleeding in a ditch after he was attacked by a dog that ate a chunk of his arm - as the owner fled she scene shouting: Hes had his injections, youll be fine.Police have launched a hunt for the dog owner after Charles Brown, 82, from Derby, was left with exposed bone and needing a skin graft on his arm after he was attacked as he walked through a park last week. - SEE CATERS COPY
Charles and wife Ann with a picture of the horrific injury (Picture: Caters)

‘He leapt straight for my neck so I put my arm in the way and he got a hold of that, when I looked down after being slammed to the ground, I could see bone.’

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Charles fell back into a ditch and said he was left in ‘so much pain’.

He added: ‘I knew it was serious.

‘My arm was bleeding continuously, there was so much of it and the man whose dog attacked me had already made his escape.

‘It’s a good thing that I’m OK, my biggest worry now is what if it happens again to a small child, I’m not sure they would be able to defend themselves so it could be fatal.’

Ann, Charles’s wife, said: ‘I just can’t believe the man abandoned him, it’s disgusting, we want to find the culprit before this happens again.’
Derbyshire police confirmed they are investigating the attack in Shelton Lock on July 19 and urged anyone with information to contact them quoting crime reference number 19000377990.