Reports reveal that two women were bitten severely by a dog on several parts of the body including the face, arms and stomach before the neighbors intervened. Police reports that the incident occured at a house in Hoylake Crescent in Bilborough, Nottingham.
The force added that the dog was stabbed with a kitchen knife by another tenant in the house in a bid to defend those who were being attacked.
The canine was then locked in the back garden before emergency services were called. The two women who were in dire need of hospitalization were immediately rushed via an ambulance.
An emergency vet was also called upon to treat the animal due the extent of the injuries it had incurred.
Detective Inspector Jon Kerry, of Nottinghamshire's criminal investigation department, said:
This was an incredibly distressing incident for everyone involved and we are making enquiries to establish how and why it happened.
It's devastating that a woman has suffered such serious injuries caused by her own pet but we can only be grateful that it didn't result in far worse consequences had the animal been able to attack the child.
Although we don't believe that the animal was a banned breed, this is a stark reminder to all pet owners not to take any chances with animals around children, particularly if they have ever displayed violent tendencies.