A YOUNG boy was bitten in a terrifying attack by two dogs.
Gareth Brook, 11, suffered wounds to his leg after being pinned up against a gate and bitten by one of the dogs close to his Golcar home.
Now police are investigating the incident and have appealed for any witnesses.
Gareth, of Longfield Avenue, was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with injuries to his left leg.
Doctors treated him for puncture wounds on his thigh.
But his mum Ann-Marie Brook said: “It’s lucky he was wearing some thick canvas shorts at the time or it could have been far worse.
“I was in the house when it happened and I could hear his screams. It was terrible.
“I ran out to see him with the dog almost on top of him. I had a walking stick with me and hit it to make the dog run away, but I had to hit it three times before it backed off and I was able to get Gareth back into the garden”.
It is thought the dogs had got out of a nearby garden.
Mrs Brook said: “Gareth had walked around the corner into Taylor Street to call for a friend and was on his way back home when the dogs ran up.
“One of them jumped up at him and he tried to back away, but the gate into a garden was closed and he was pinned back by the dog.
“Gareth screamed as one of the dogs bit him on his leg and luckily the dog let go. He tried to get away but they came after him”.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed they had been called at 10.35am on Sunday about an injury to a child and said they were continuing to make inquiries.
The incident comes as Kirklees Council consults the public about tough new measures to control dogs in public areas.
Planned restrictions include banning all dogs from children’s play areas and making it compulsory for them to be on leads in some other areas.