A DELIVERY driver had part of his lip ripped off by a dog outside a shop in Rugby.
Alan Currie, 47, was taking bread to Hopes News in Railway Terrace when he was attacked by the Staffordshire bull terrier.
Mr Currie, who lives in Wentworth Road, said: “There was a guy standing outside with two dogs. One was a white Staffie just like the one I’ve got myself. I asked him if I could stroke him and he said yes. I bent down to stroke him and he jumped up and tried to get my hand first and then he got my face.”
The dog pierced a hole in Mr Currie’s nose and bit off part of his upper lip, leaving him covered in blood.
Mr Currie said: “The guy asked if I was OK and then within seconds he was gone. He didn’t even say sorry.”
The police and ambulance were called and Mr Currie was taken to University Hospital in Coventry for treatment. He is currently waiting to see if he needs a skin graft.
Mr Currie said: “That dog has tasted blood now and I would hate for anyone else to go through the pain that I have. I’m having to drink through a straw and I only ate a proper meal for the first time last night.”
A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said that officers were under the impression that Mr Currie didn’t want to make a complaint. However Mr Currie said that is not the case.
The police said if Mr Currie did make a complaint they would look into the circumstances of the case, although the dog was ‘under control’ on a lead.
Witnesses or anyone with information can call Rugby police on 101.
The attack happened on June 30 at 7am.