The incident was reported at 16:40 BST, after a Pomeranian dog called Elvis was attacked in a garden on Kingsway South and died of its injuries.
Several young children were present at the time, including a four-year-old girl. A photograph of the Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog and its owner was taken by the child’s father.
The photograph of the bloodied dog owner struggling to control the dog was posted on Twitter by Elvis’s owner, Gemma Antell, from Warrington, who said her dog had been “decapitated”.
“If it was capable of doing that to another dog, then you would have to be afraid of what it could potentially do to a child’s arm, or worse,” she said.
“People were screaming at her, but apparently she just said: ‘It’s not his fault – he’s only a baby’.”
‘Elvis was dead’
Mrs Antell was around the corner at home on her son’s sixth birthday.
She was alerted to the attack by her mother-in-law, Margaret Antell.
“It was all the more shocking due to the fact that the woman who had the dog, and a man who was with her, just walked away,” said Mrs Antell.
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