A MAN whose pack of dogs savaged a six-year-old girl in the street has been jailed.
The girl was set upon by a pack of six pocket bulldogs as she made her way to a friend's house on Ackers Lane in Carrington, Greater Manchester.
The child suffered serious injuries to her face, scalp, hand, abdomen, arms, legs, back and shoulder.
The little girl later underwent surgery for her injuries. Now Bernard Valentine, who owned the dogs, has been jailed for 49 months.
The Sun secured CCTV footage of the dog attack which showed horrific scenes. The victim's sister was seen on camera bravely trying to free the little girl from the pack of dogs.
In the end of the victim's mother managed to pull her daughter free from the beasts. The Sun did not use the video because it was too distressing.
Bernard Valentine, 36, was arrested two days after the attack on March 28 when his van was traced to Fallowfield in south Manchester and the dogs were seized.
He was also arrested in connection with another incident on Ackers Lane from December 20 when a man was walking his Dalmatian with both injured after being set upon by the dogs.
A neighbour who caught the horrifying moment on CCTV said: "I was told the girl's older sister helped to fight off the dogs.
"It was horrendous. My own children could have been attacked out there.
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"A detective told me they found 14 dogs on the property. Most of the dogs were stored in a caravan outside the house.
"We told police if they did not remove it we would torch it. So they took it away."
A pensioner living nearby said she was "pounced" on by the pack of vicious dogs as the front door was opened.
The man, who didn't want to be named, said: "It all happened yesterday afternoon. The girl was out playing with friends
"She ran up a neighbour's path to knock on the door I think.
"That is when the dogs pounced on her.
"I know about dogs and what a pack can do."
Valentine pleaded guilty to eight charges of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and possession of Class B drugs.
He was jailed for 49 months during a hearing on Friday and banned from owning dogs for life . The court also imposed a 10-year restraining order on him.
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