A postman mauled by a dog as he delivered letters has spoken for the first time about his ordeal.
Jason Lee was left with horrific scars on his arm after the attack in Meltham.
And he spoke out about the attack as Royal Mail chiefs again imposed a ban on postal deliveries in part of Meltham.
They have stopped deliveries to the Copley Avenue area after reports of the same dog being seen roaming around - a claim denied by the dog’s owner, who insists the animal is now kept inside or behind a large fence, and is muzzled.
Mr Lee, 42, of Huddersfield. was left with a four-inch wound on his right arm and stitches in his buttock after the bull mastiff pinned him to the ground and started “tearing chunks” out of him while he carried out his daily round.
After undergoing plastic surgery to repair his arm injuries, Mr Lee had to take nine months off work to recover. There was no prosecution because the incident happened on on private property.
Mr Lee, a postman for 20 years, said: “I knew about this dog and I’d been wary of it before because it looked dangerous and acted aggressively.
“I remember looking through into the living room.
“Then, as soon as I approached the door I saw this gigantic dog come around the corner and it just came flying towards my head.
“It wrestled with me and pinned me down on the floor and it was so big and strong that I couldn’t move at all while it was tearing chunks out of me.”
After the attack, on July 9 last year, postal services were suspended after claims the same dog has been spotted out again.
A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “We have temporarily suspended deliveries to a number of addresses in Meltham, due to the threat of a dangerous dog being kept at a property being loose on the road.
“This dog has previously attacked a postman, leaving him with serious injuries, and is not currently being kept securely at the address.
“We have asked the dog owner to take the necessary steps to ensure the dog is kept securely within grounds of the property and is not able to roam free. We want to restore services to customers as soon as possible and will do so when as soon as this is addressed”.