UK Mailman Maimed by Rottweilers

Passerby clubbed, drove over dogs; may have saved man's arm
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2008 2:29 PM CST
The rottweilers mauled Keith Davies and ripped his arm. A 5-year-old dog of the same breed is pictured here.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A British mailman suffered serious injuries when he was mauled by rottweilers while delivering Christmas cards yesterday, the Times of London reports. The two dogs ripped his arm, and bit his back and legs, until a passerby intervened, clubbing the canines with an iron bar and running over one with his van. The owners, not home at the time, had the pets euthanized afterward.

It’s against British law to let dogs be dangerously out of control in public, but Keith Davies, 54, may have been attacked on private property in Cambridge. The Royal Mail says the postman of 5 years is making progress and won't lose his injured arm. “We are not anti-dogs, but we need to be protected from them,” a colleague told the Cambridge News.