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Mother is mauled by dog as she dropped child at school

  • The dog escaped from a yard and latched onto the 35-year-old woman’s thigh 
  • It occurred outside Westmead primary school on Moree Avenue on Monday 
  • The school’s maintenance man grabbed a stick and was able to get the dog off 
  • She sustained a laceration to the thigh and was taken to Westmead  hospital 

A mother who was dropping off her child at school was attacked by a dog in Sydney’s west.

The dog escaped from a nearby yard and latched onto the 35-year-old woman’s thigh outside Westmead primary school on Moree Avenue on Monday morning. 

The school’s maintenance man grabbed a stick and was able to get the dog off the woman, who was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

He himself was attacked, but avoided injury. 

 

A mother who was dropping off her child at school was attacked by a dog in Sydney’s west

The school was placed in lockdown and dog handlers from the local council were called. 

With the assistance of police officers, they managed to secure the dog back into the yard next to the school.  

Video shot shortly after the incident shows the woman being treated for her injuries while the dog is seen roaming around the school’s grounds and barking repeatedly.

The dog handlers are seen attempting to figure out how to coax the animal into a cage.  

The dog escaped from a nearby yard and latched onto the 35-year-old woman's thigh outside Westmead primary school in Sydney's west

The dog escaped from a nearby yard and latched onto the 35-year-old woman’s thigh outside Westmead primary school in Sydney’s west

The school was placed in lockdown and dog handlers from the local council were called

The school was placed in lockdown and dog handlers from the local council were called

Video shot shortly after the incident shows the dog is seen roaming around the school's grounds and barking repeatedly

Video shot shortly after the incident shows the dog is seen roaming around the school’s grounds and barking repeatedly

Paramedics were called to the scene after reports of a woman being bitten by the dog shortly before 9.20am, an NSW Ambulance spokesman told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘We assessed the patient on scene, a 35-year-old female with a laceration to her upper leg,’ the spokesman said.

‘She was transported to Westmead hospital.’  

Police are making further inquiries with the owner and council.

The school's maintenance man grabbed a stick and was able to get the dog off the woman

The school’s maintenance man grabbed a stick and was able to get the dog off the woman

The maintenance man was also attacked by the escaped animal, but managed to avoid injury

The maintenance man was also attacked by the escaped animal, but managed to avoid injury

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