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Dog attack hero's bid to organise community event.

A HERO dad who rescued children from a rampaging Staffordshire bull terrier is arranging a special event to help the shaken community.

Dad-of-three Neil Wilkinson helped lift a number of children to safety after the dog began attacking youngsters in Burns Park in Blyth.

In total, 11 children were injured in the incident, with many requiring hospital treatment. Now, as a petition is launched to improve the park in a bid to encourage children back there, Neil, 43, is organising a special fun day this summer.

Neil, of nearby Shelley Crescent, said: "We have asked the council for permission to hold the event at the park and we are aiming for Saturday, July 30.

"Although the community is starting to get back to normal we wanted to do something that would bring everyone together.

"The feedback so far has been really positive and we're hoping to have a bouncy castle and stalls, raffles, that kind of thing."

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 8, 2016
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