Three people were injured, one of them seriously, after a dog attack at their home in Smethwick it was revealed.
The incident happened at a residential address in Roslyn Close shortly before 4pm on Tuesday.
Two men and a 16-year-old girl were attacked by the dog, believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier. The dog is understood to have been owned by one or more of the victims, and they gave authority for it to be destroyed.
Natalia Jones, of Southbank, Oldhill, was one of those attacked with a family friend named Mikey.
Miss Jones, looking after the dog – Tessie – for three months for a friend, said: “It just went mad. It was attacking us for about 30 minutes.
“As I tried to stop it biting my uncle, it bit me. It was attacking my uncle for ages. He was bitten on both his arms, his stomach and leg. He’s got to stay in for skin grafts to his arms.”
The crazed pet then went for the police officers and the handlers who came to take it away.
“It’s a rescue dog, but has never gone like this before,” said Miss Jones.
She was at the house with her mother Andrea Jones, Mikey, her uncle, his girlfriend Lorraine Howell and one of his friends when the attack happened.
The owner of the house is believed to be a woman in her 40s named Ann Dowling, who lives there with her eight-year-old son Patrick.
“Luckily the little boy wasn’t there,” added Miss Jones.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle to the scene following reports of the attack.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It is believed the dog was a Staffordshire terrier or similar. A 36-year-old man suffered a serious bite to his left arm, a bite to his right arm and to his abdomen.”
The spokesman added the woman and a 38-year-old man suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, but did not require hospital treatment.