Dog attacks: Teenager mauled and pets injured

A POLICE investigation is under way after an autistic teenager was mauled by dogs and left bleeding on the ground. The attack happened at Paxton Pits the same afternoon a pair of pit bulls ran loose on a 20-minute rampage in St Ives, attacking at least th

A POLICE investigation is under way after an autistic teenager was mauled by dogs and left bleeding on the ground.

The attack happened at Paxton Pits the same afternoon a pair of pit bulls ran loose on a 20-minute rampage in St Ives, attacking at least three other dogs.

Christopher Gamby, 19, required hospital treatment after the attack by two lurcher greyhounds at Little Paxton on Friday afternoon.

The dogs tore at his legs, forcing him to the ground and it was only when the owner of the dogs - described as a middle-aged-man - called them off that the attack relented.


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Christopher, from Little Paxton, ran home with his Golden Retriever, where his mother Carol found him covered in blood in the front room.

Mrs Gamby said: "It was absolutely horrible. Christopher was covered in blood and his shorts were all ripped so I rushed him to hospital straight away.

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"Those dogs clearly should have been muzzled. The height that they attacked Christopher at would have been head height for a toddler.

"Christopher has been walking dogs round Paxton Pits for three years now and we have never had a problem like this before."

Eighteen months ago Huntingdon toddler George Brown needed more than 200 stitches in his face after being attacked by an American Pit Bull outside his home in Norfolk Road.

Mrs Gamby added: "The man was hitting his own dogs to get them off and he did ask Christopher if he needed help but he was so shocked he just said he wanted to go home.

"Then the man just carried on with his walk which I find unbelievable. You cannot have dogs running round like that in public places."

In St Ives, another dog owner is calling for police action to be taken against the owner of pit bulls which attacked Jake, his border collie, and at least two other dogs.

Dave Mellors said the incident happened near Wheatfields School and could have easily involved one of his daughters.

He intends to contact MP Jonathan Djanogly as the police are treating the attack as a civil matter and not as a crime.

- See also 'Tighter control needed for dogs'

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