Gory details of a despicable act of cruelty have emerged after a masked gang armed with machetes stormed a Wigan home.
Two men and a pet dog were injured in the savage attack last week but it appears the sick gang went a sadistic step further than slashing the defenceless victims. The loyal dog injured trying to protect its owners had its back-end mutilated with a blade - meaning it was castrated by the cruel intruders, the Evening Post understands.
As the initial details of the “targeted” attack had already sent shock-waves through the community around the address on Priory Road in Bryn, the suffering endured by the canine will sicken residents even
Greater Manchester Police moved to reassure the community, reiterating
they believe the attack to be an isolated incident with no evidence to link it to organised crime or gang activity.
The dog is understood to they believe the attack to be an isolated incident with no evidence to link it to organised crime or gang activity.
The dog is understood to be in a stable condition having undergone emergency surgery and is now being cared for by a local animal home. One man who suffered stab injuries was released from hospital after treatment earlier this week.
Another remains in hospital having suffered more serious injuries from the knife attack, the Evening Post understands.
Det Insp Martin Reddington said: “This is a very shocking incident and will have no doubt caused a lot of concern within the community.
“I would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be a targeted attack, with no further threat to other members of the community however residents may notice an increased police presence.
“I would urge anyone with information to please contact the police.”
A gang of four men stormed the property on Priory Road on Friday May 20 at around 10.30pm.
They are all described as being dressed in dark clothing and spoke with Liverpool accents.
Anybody with information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1216 of May 20, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.