Search

Two children hospitalised after dog attack in Woodford Green

PUBLISHED: 15:57 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:10 05 September 2018

Police and parademics were called to reports of children injured in a dog attack in Ray Lodge Park, Woodford Green on Monday, September 4. Photo: Irem Azid

Police and parademics were called to reports of children injured in a dog attack in Ray Lodge Park, Woodford Green on Monday, September 4. Photo: Irem Azid

Archant

A dog attack in a Woodford Green park left four children suffering bite injuries – two of whom were hospitalised.

Police and parademics were called to reports of children injured in a dog attack in Ray Lodge Park, Woodford Green on Monday, September 4. Photo: Irem AzidPolice and parademics were called to reports of children injured in a dog attack in Ray Lodge Park, Woodford Green on Monday, September 4. Photo: Irem Azid

A dog attack in a Woodford Green park left four children suffering bite injuries – two of whom were hospitalised.

Mum Irem Azid, from South Woodford, told the Recorder how her 13-year-old son was playing with nine other children in a wooded area of Ray Lodge Park, Snakes Lane East, at around 5.45pm on Monday (September 3) when they were set upon by a dog.

“We were about to leave when we decided to have one last game,” she said.

“The dog came out of nowhere.”

Ray Park in Woodford Green.Ray Park in Woodford Green.

She spoke of how she stood helpless as the dog chased one of the boys, aged 11, into an area they call “the maze”.

“The dog chased him and dropped him on to the ground. It was so ferocious,” she added.

As her son, who turned 14 yesterday, tried to rescue his friend, the dog bit him in his arm, groin and torso, she said.

“He was screaming and shouting. There was nothing I could do.”

The dog then set upon other children and a passing driver beeped their car horn.

The incident ended when one of the boys eventually managed to gain control of the canine, put a muzzle and lead on it, Ms Azid claimed, after which the owner then led it away for a walk.

Paramedics and police were called to the scene at 6.17pm.

They found four children, aged nine to 13, suffering dog bite injuries.

Ms Azid said that her son was taken to a major trauma centre at the Royal London Hospital for fears that the bite may have punctured his lung.

His injuries have been deemed not life-threatening or life-changing.

Two other boys were treated by paramedics at the scene and third taken to an east London hospital as a precaution.

Ms Azid added: “[Dog owners] need to be able to control their dogs; otherwise they shouldn’t be having one.”

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “The dog’s owner called police at about 8.20pm to report the incident.

“Officers attended and the dog was voluntarily surrendered to police.

“The dog will be assessed by officers from the Status Dog Unit.

“No arrests have been made.

“Inquiries continue.

Latest Ilford Stories

Charlie Lee will hope to make his first O’s appearance since the 3-1 win at AFC Fylde on November 3

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, recalls the victory – more than 2,100 years ago – of a militarily weak but spiritually strong Jewish people over the mighty forces of a ruthless enemy that had overrun the Holy Land and threatened to engulf the land and its people in darkness.

Yesterday, 20:58

Armed police chased a group of men in a car after a drive-by shooting in Ilford.

Yesterday, 17:05

A market trader from Newbury Park has been found guilty of torching a £260,000 Ferrari during an arson attack in Emerson Park that was revenge for a business deal gone wrong.

Yesterday, 17:00

Dave Rann was trained by top chefs Gordon Ramsay and Gary Rhodes and is the head chef of the newly opened fine dining restaurant The Gallery in South Woodford

Yesterday, 16:28

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Yesterday, 16:00

Whether visiting friends and family or going for that bargain in the sales, the rail network helps a lot of people to get around over the festive period.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now