West Midlands Police are continuing to investigate after three people were injured when a dog broke free from its collar in Bordesley Green on Saturday afternoon.

The crossbreed Bully XL/Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy chased an 11-year-old girl and she sustained serious injuries to her shoulder and forearms. 

She was treated in hospital and is now recovering at home. 

Several people rushed to her aid and as the dog broke free from its owner a second time, a 20-year-old man was chased across a garage forecourt and was taken to hospital with bites to his shoulder and forearm, along with cuts and bruises from being dragged across the floor.

Another man also suffered injuries and presented himself at hospital for treatment. 

Police have wished them a speedy recovery.

The dog was seized by officers and taken to a vet suffering from heat exhaustion. He has now been taken into secure kennels and the dog unit will consider what will happen to it.

The dogā€™s owner is currently in hospital and Police will be speaking to him in due course.

This was an alarming and shocking incident on a busy road in high temperatures and members of the public showed immense courage in tackling such a ferocious dog.

Police are taking statements from the victims and witnesses, and will have increased patrols in the area for anyone who would like to speak to them.

Previous update:

West Midlands Police are investigating after three people were bitten by a dog in Birmingham on Saturday (9 September).

An 11-year-old girl ran past the dog as it was being walked by its owner in Bordesley Green, when she was bitten.

Two men intervened but were bitten and left with injuries to their shoulders and arms.

They were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.Ā 

The dog was initially taken to a local vet to be checked over before being taken into secure kennels while the investigation continues.

The owner of the dog has been spoken to by officers.

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch with Police via Live Chat quoting log 3245 of 9/9.