Two white dogs sparked a huge police presence after they allegedly attacked two women, with one victim's top ripped off, as a third woman was arrested.
A witness who was driving past the scene in Walton, Liverpool, told the Liverpool ECHO that the suspected attack was "one of those things you only ever read about or see on the TV".
Kevin Cannon told the publication that there had been an alleged altercation and the two dogs, believed to be Staffordshire bull terriers, had reportedly attacked a woman today (April 20).
Police said two women were provided trauma first aid by police and were taken to hospital with severe injuries where they remain in a stable condition. Both dogs were also detained by police.
A 40-year-old woman, from Liverpool, has been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control causing injury to others. She has been taken to a police station in Merseyside, where she remains in custody.
Speaking to the ECHO, Mr Cannon described the alleged scene: "One of the women was covered in blood and the other woman was screaming 'help her'."
He added that "one of them (dogs) had her leggings in its mouth and the other had ripped off her top."
Mr Cannon, who called the emergency services, said he honked his car to try and scare the dogs away from the woman. He added one of the dogs came running over to him and he got back into his car.
Photos taken this morning show a number of evidence markers on the street. Slippers and ripped clothing are strewn across the pavement where the incident happened.
The suspected dog attack sparked a huge police response. Mr Cannon said that "after the first car came they kept coming".
He added: "It's one of those things you read about or see on TV. To see it was surreal. It's sickening to have seen it. It was horrendous."
Detective inspector Neil Dillon said: "This incident has left two women with serious injuries and will have been an extremely distressing incident for all who witnessed it and our officers who were involved.
"I would like to commend our officers whose quick response and actions stopped this horrific attack from causing any more significant injuries to those involved.
"Our enquiries into the full circumstances of the incident are ongoing, and we have seized the dogs for the safety of the community."
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