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Young man bitten, scratched by dog in ‘nightmare’ attack in Pascoe Vale

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A 26-year-old man has been bitten and scratched by a dog in a “sustained and repeated” attack at a reserve in Pascoe Vale.

He was repeatedly knocked to the ground and bitten by what he believes was a staffordshire bull terrier.

Neil Mitchell spoke to his mother, Mary McNamara, who said he was out on a walk at the time.

“He’s covered in scratches, bruises, dog bites on his torso, his legs, his face is bruised up where he was knocked to the ground repeatedly,” she said.

“It was a nightmare attack.”

She said the family have been left terrified about what could have happened, and she wanted to warn others in the area.

The incident has been reported to the council.

Ms McNamara said most of the attack happened on Rogers Reserve, and it was “sustained and repeated”.

“He was knocked down repeatedly,” she said.

“I don’t believe this is this dog’s first rodeo.”

Ms McNamara said she believed the dog lived nearby, and it was an unprovoked attack.

“This is a disaster waiting to happen.”

A man, who knew the dog’s name came out, told her son not to make so much noise and left with the dog.

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