"Mum am I still cute"? What three-year-old boy asked after he was left with fractured eye socket and face wound in dog attack


'Mum am I still cute' What three-year-old boy asked after he was left with fractured eye socket and face wound in dog attack
Trafford-James Jackson-Poole was attacked in Newbold, DerbyshireHe had been at a village pub with family when he was mauledMother Gemma Jackson has called for the Japanese Akita to be destroyedThe three-year-old could be scarred for life following the incident

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Attack: Japanese Akita dogs can grow to weigh more than nine stone but are not considered dangerous under the Dangerous Dogs Act

The pub refused to comment.

Marston's, the brewery which owns the Nag's Head, said: 'This matter is currently in the hands of the police.'

Japanese Akita's are powerful dogs that can grow to weigh more than nine stone. They are not included in the Dangerous Dogs Act, but there has been several attacks by the breed.

Last July seven-year-old Shannon Rennie needed 10 stitches in her face after she was attacked by one of the dogs.

And in May 2012, Simon Hryhoruk watched in horror as his daughter Amy was knocked to the ground by a Japanese Akita which clamped its jaws around her head.

When Mr Hryhoruk went to the aid of his daughter, the eight stone dog turned on him and he needed two operations and dozens of stitches to recover from his injuries.