THIS WEEK IN 1994: Trip to shops turns into vicious dog attack

The parents of a Paulsgrove toddler who was savaged by an Alsatian spoke of their horror after seeing the youngster's torn and bloodied face.

Monday, 24th April 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:41 pm
Two-year-old Alfie Wake was left bloodied and traumatised following the dog attack in Paulsgrove. PPP-170418-121254001

Two-year-old Alfie Wake, pictured, needed surgery after he was attacked outside a Paulsgrove newsagents.

Alfie’s grandfather, Peter Littlefield, who saw the youngster minutes after the attack said he could have been killed.

‘It doesn’t take many bites from a dog that size to cause fatal wounds.

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‘He’s a lucky lad – higher and it could have been his eye and lower it could have been his throat.’

Alfie’s mum Tina Wake said: ‘It looked as if half his face had gone. It was ripped and blood was pouring out of it.’

Alfie later recovered after being treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital.