infants ugg boots left with horrific facial injuries as Labrador savages him at Poole Harbour
The attack was especially shocking as Labradors are known for having an excellent temperament and are friendly around children and other dogs, according to experts.
An ambulance was called to Whitecliff Park and his mother tried to stem the blood with Eithan’s muslin.
Logan was taken to Poole Hospital where he underwent surgery for his wounds.
Stitches were sewn into his face from
the bottom of his eye to the middle of his mouth, and his cheek swelled
to the size of tennis ball. He now faces being scarred for life.
Miss Slingsby and her children had gone to the seaside park with her parents, Tricia, 45,
and Paul, 46, to enjoy the sunshine.
She said: ‘We had been in the park for a family day out as it was lovely and sunny.
‘We had a picnic and Logan had just got off the swings in the park because his granddad had gone to the car to get his kite.
‘We saw a lady sat down about 40 feet away. She had the dog, which looked like a Labrador, and a puppy with her.
‘It wasn’t a pitbull or a Staffordshire bull terrier that you would think would be dangerous.
‘She saw us and smiled so we walked
over to her. Logan was a couple of steps behind me. The dog was off the
lead and right next to a children’s park so I assumed it would be fine.
‘I put my hand up to the Labrador dog and it sniffed my hand and then I went over to the puppy.
‘I didn’t see what happened but Logan wasn’t running or shouting and didn’t do anything to provoke it.
‘The next thing I knew I heard
growling and screaming. I looked around and saw Logan lying on the
floor. The dog was just getting off him.
‘The woman grabbed hold of the dog and started apologising.
‘I picked Logan up and took him to the nearest bench. My dad came running over and a lady nearby called an ambulance.
‘Logan’s face was covered in blood,
it was everywhere. His T shirt was covered in it. He was screaming and he went into shock.