Milngavie mum’s dog warning after attack on son

THE mum of a young boy who was bitten by a savage dog in Bearsden is warning others to be vigilant - as the animal is still in the area.

Jacqueline McEwan’s 12-year-old son Alistair is recovering at home after being attacked for no reason by the hound on Stockiemuir Road, Bearsden, while he was cycling home at 5.45pm last Tuesday.

He was taken to Yorkhill Children’s Hospital for treatment where doctors glued the open wound and gave him a course of antibiotics to prevent infection.

His mum told how the owner of the brown coloured dog didn’t even help make sure her injured son got home okay.

Jacqueline, of Falloch Road, Milngavie, said: “My son was coming home from a friend’s house on his bike when the dog jumped up and bit his leg.

“He was very shaken by the whole thing and the dog owner apologised but didn’t phone me to get me to pick him up.

“Alistair had to cycle all the way home to Milngavie with his injury.

“This should not have been allowed to happen, what if it had been a younger child it could have bitten their face.

“My son was in a lot of pain afterwards, his leg was all swollen and bruised.

“I just want to warn people that there is a vicious dog out there.”

Milngavie police are investigating the incident.