PICTURES: Neighbours ‘too upset’ to speak after Chesterfield dog attack

Two people were attacked by their own dogs at this property in Chesterfield last night.
Two people were attacked by their own dogs at this property in Chesterfield last night.

Neighbours today said they were ‘too upset’ to talk after a man and woman were attacked in Chesterfield by their own dogs.

The incident - which happened at a house near the top end of Boythorpe Road in the town - took place yesterday evening (Thursday, May 24).

A sign in the window of the property.

A sign in the window of the property.

Police say the two victims - who are believed to be a mother and her disabled son - remain in a serious condition in hospital.

A witness - who did not want to be named - told the Derbyshire Times the incident took place at around 8pm last night.

He said: “A load of police cars turned up as well as a fast response ambulance.

“I saw two people brought out with blood all over them.”

The attack is believed to have involved two bull mastiffs, which have since been put down.

Another dog which lived at the property - believed to be a terrier type - has been taken into kennels.

On social media last night, neighbour, Helen Cartwright, said she saw the family’s dogs being removed from the property.

She said: “I live across the road from them and I saw the dogs being brought out.

“They weren’t acting vicious - in fact they looked scared and didn’t want to get in the van.

“The other smaller dog was carried out.”