Dog attack pair bailed

Adelphi Street, Standish - the scene of a dog attack
Adelphi Street, Standish - the scene of a dog attack

TWO people arrested after a four-year-old’s skull was fractured in an horrific dog attack have been bailed.

Katie Hayes has spoken of her horror at discovering her son covered in blood following the attack.

We’re feeling better now he has made improvements. My head was in a spin on Monday

Katie Hayes

Andrew Young and Jane Anglesea, both 45, were questioned by officers following Monday’s shocking incident on Adelphi Street in Standish.

Kye Hughes was taken to hospital with serious head injuries. His mum Katie Hayes has told the Wigan Evening Post of the shocking moment she found her son pouring with blood after being bitten by the American bulldog.

Lying in his hospital bed at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital with his head swathed in bandages, the Worsley Mesnes St James’s Primary School pupil is said to be recovering well as family maintain a bedside vigil.

Kye was attacked in the garden of a neighbour’s home where he was playing just before 4pm on Monday. He was admitted to the major trauma unit and had an op and his condition has since stabilised.

Katie said: “He has a little fracture to his skull and the bite goes from one ear to the other. He is doing better now and is back to his old self. He will have to stay in hospital because they have to keep an eye on the infection level. We’re feeling better now he has made improvements. My head was in a spin on Monday.”

The dog has been seized by pet medics and inquiries are ongoing.

People living on the quiet residential street where the attack took place have since spoken of their shock.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “When I arrived home from work on Monday evening there was a police van in the street.

“A neighbour came over to tell me about it and someone else rang up to ask if I knew what had happened.”

Another Adelphi Street resident said: “It’s not very good, is it? It’s just horrible. I don’t think the people whose little one it is have lived there so long.

“It’s shocked everybody along here.

“I don’t really know what has happened, we were just sitting out at the side of the house and we heard someone shouting a dog had bitten somebody, then we saw the ambulance come.”

Wiganers also took to social media to express their sympathy on Facebook.

Det Sgt Pete Carletti from Wigan Police said: “Clearly this is an issue we are taking extremely seriously and we are carrying out a full investigation to establish exactly what happened here at this address. The dog was seized immediately by pet medics and as part of our inquiries we have arrested two people who will later be questioned by officers.

“I would appeal for anyone who has information that they think may help us with our inquiries to please get in touch and tell us what you know.”

Ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.