Hero mum saves her daughter's life after punching dog as it mauled little girl, 4, who was left with horror injuries | The Sun

A BRAVE mum saved her four-year-old daughter’s life by punching a dog as it mauled the toddler.

Youngster Luna-Ann Forsyth will be left with permanent scars following the attack on April 6 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Mum Amy Hobson, 32, has now revealed the horrifying events after she had returned to a friend’s house following a shopping trip with her brother Darren and daughter at around 3pm.

The American bulldog had been kept in a room upstairs but had been able to escape.

Previous encounters between the dog and Luna-Ann had been perfectly harmless but things turned horribly wrong when the four-year-old went to pet the pooch.

Amy told the Mirror: "He got hold of her face and got her to the ground. I was kicking and punching him to get him off her and I got my little girl off the floor, and called 999 straight away.

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“There was loads of blood. Luna was calm and brave, it was me that was panicking and crying."

A taxi took Luna-Ann to A&E after 999 call handlers said it would be several hours before an ambulance would arrive.

She underwent surgery for more than two hours and needed plastic surgery and 40 stitches to her face.

Amy said she lives with her family on the same street in Camp Hill as where the attack occurred.

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The dog, which Amy thought was around four, was later destroyed.

Luna-Ann was allowed home from hospital on Saturday evening.

The youngster was initially taken to George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton but later transferred to University Hospital Coventry.

Amy said: "Even after everything, she is still smiling."

Docs said the cuts would take around 12 months to heal.

The police are currently investigating.

A Nuneaton and Bedworth police spokesperson said: "We’re investigating an incident in which a child was bitten by a dog in the Camp Hill area of Nuneaton on Thursday evening 6 April."

"The incident took place inside a property. The child sustained facial injuries, which required hospital treatment.

"The dog has been seized and destroyed. Enquiries are ongoing."

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