Two young girls aged just two and three have been rushed to hospital after being mauled by a dog.
A graphic video – which Birmingham Live has decided not to publish – shows the dog launching upon the girls and a woman, pining them to the ground close to a wall.
Piercing screams can be heard as the woman tries to fight off the out-of-control beast as it drags one of the girl’s around like a rag doll in its mouth.
A passing motorists stops and people rush out of their homes to help.
One man from a car tries to prize the child away from the jaws of the dog and kicks at it as it fights back.
The dog circles and the two girls are placed in the car for their safety.
Brave by-standers use wheelie bins to try to defend themselves against the animal.
Shouts of ‘stop, stop’ and ‘the police are on their way, everyone get inside where it is safe’, can be heard.
The dog continues to roam around, standing in the middle of the road.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said it received five calls regarding the vicious attack.
An ambulance service spokesman said: “We had multiple calls reporting a dog attack on two young girls on St Saviours Road in the Saltley area of Birmingham at around 12.35pm this lunchtime.
“An ambulance was immediately sent to the scene.
“On arrival, the crew found the two girls, one with serious injuries.
“They were both assessed and treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where medics were awaiting their arrival.
“Their condition is not life threatening.”