London dog attack at New Malden train station: What happened to man, how many injured and was dog destroyed?

A brave man required stitches after intervening in a dog attack that ravaged a railway station in South London recently.

Terrifying scenes of a ravaged out-of-control dog circling the streets near a railway station in South London, attacking innocent people as they walked by has resulted in injuries and arrests.

Here is everything you need to know about the case, such as what happened, where did it happen and was the dog put down as a result of the attack.

What happened?

A ‘berserk’ dog started attacking commuters at a South London train station on the evening of Friday, 20 May 2022.

This came after its ‘irresponsible owner’ was believed to have accidentally let go of its leash, leaving the uncontrollable dog to dangerously wander around streets of the capital.

The horrifying event transpired over the course of the night, until a male bystander bravely intervened in an attempt to calm the animal down and bring a halt to its rampage.

This is believed to have occurred at approximately 6:45 pm.

However, the dangerous dog turned on this individual and after moments of struggle, the man managed to grab hold of the leash and put his knee on the back of the dog to subdue it.

Paramedics and the police soon attended the scene of the crime.

Where did the dog attack happen?

The dog attack took place at New Malden railway station, located in Kingston-upon-Thames in South London.

How many people were injured in the dog attack?

According to the British Transport Police (BTP) there were two injuries as a result of the dog attack that took place last Friday.

One of the victims was hospitalised and in need of stitches to their arms and legs.

The second was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A video - which was filmed from a flat above and is circulating across social media channels - shows the heroic bystander being bitten by the out-of-control animal on his lower leg.

What breed was the dog and was it put down?

The official breed of the dog has not been identified at the time of publication.

As a result of the attack, local police have since seized the animal.

No update as to whether the dog has been put down as a result of the events that unfolded on Friday evening.

Have there been any arrests made?

The dog’s 22-year-old owner was arrested by police on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control.

She has since been released from custody, but remains under close investigation.

What have the police said?

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police has since issued the following statement: ““Paramedics also attended and one person was taken to a local hospital for treatment, he has since been released after receiving stitches.

“A second person was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

“A 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and conveyed to police custody. She has been released under investigation.”