Jul 5, 2013

Staffordshire bull terrier saves teenage girl in attack in secluded woodland

Staffordshire bull terrier saves teenage girl in attack in secluded woodland

copied from the Mirror........

She was taking Midi for a walk when she was suddenly set upon by a stranger who battered her over the head
Close: Megan Jones and her pet dog Midi
Close: Megan Jones and her pet dog Midi
Wales News
A schoolgirl was saved by her pet dog when she was attacked by a man on a secluded woodland path.
Megan Jones, 13, was taking Staffordshire bull terrier Midi for a walk when she was suddenly set upon by a stranger who battered her over the head with a stick.
But Midi then came to her rescue, biting the man on the leg and dragging him to the ground, giving Megan the chance to escape.
She managed to run away, then hid behind a bush until the man had gone and Midi found her.
Megan said: “It was very frightening but Midi was fantastic. She is my hero.”
Mum Claire said: “If the dog hadn’t done what she did we could now be dealing with something much worse.
“If Midi hadn’t defended Megan she may not have been able to get away. What scares me is the motives of this man. It makes me feel sick.”
Megan was not seriously hurt but has been left so ­traumatised that she is afraid to leave her home in Bargoed, near Caerphilly, South Wales.
Claire added: “Megan is usually such an outgoing person but after this happened she hasn’t wanted to go to school or go out with her friends.”
Following the attack, in Ystrad Mynach, police are looking for a man in his 30s, 5ft 10in, of slim build, with brown hair with a long fringe over a side of his face.


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