Young girls, aged 2 & 3, rushed to hospital after being savaged by dog in street

TWO young girls have been rushed to hospital after being mauled by a dog in the street today.

The children, aged two and three, were walking with a woman on St Saviours Road in Alum Rock, Birmingham, when they were set upon by the animal.

The dog is understood to have pinned the girls to the ground and up against a wall while attacking them as the woman tried to fight it off.

The attack was eventually stopped by passing motorists who got out of their cars to help.

The girls were dragged inside one of the vehicles to protect them from the out-of-control animal.

Paramedics were called to the scene and the girls were taken to hospital following the attack at around 12.35pm today.

Their conditions are not believed to be life-threatening.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said: "We had multiple calls reporting a dog attack on two young girls on St Saviours Road in the Saltley area of Birmingham at around 12.35pm this lunchtime.

“An ambulance was immediately sent to the scene.

"On arrival, the crew found the two girls, one with serious injuries.

“They were both assessed and treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where medics were awaiting their arrival.

“Their condition is not life threatening."

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