Gran lucky to be alive after mauled by two dogs

A gran-of-three is lucky to be alive after being savagely mauled by "killer" dogs which bit her left hand down to the bone.

Jill Jones, 62, has been left disfigured and in constant pain following the dog attack on December 30 in broad daylight.

She was walking her beloved cockapoo, Charlie when she glanced over her shoulder and spotted the ferocious-looking dogs - suspected to be a Pitbull cross-breed - creeping along the pavement behind.

The loose dogs stalked the pair for several yards before pouncing full-speed on Charlie and pulling him every which way "like a ragdoll", biting his ears, neck and legs.