Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the shocking moment a mother drops her young child on the ground and runs away leaving the child to be bitten instead when a big black dog attacks them.
The incident was filmed in the district of Izmit in the north-western Turkish province of Kocaeli and the footage has been widely shared on social media.
According to the news site Yeni Safak, the woman, name not reported, was holding a child in her arms when the big dog ran over.
The woman, believed to be the child’s mother, dropped the kid on the ground and turned on her heels and fled, leaving the animal alone and biting the minor before two men dragged the dog away.
In the CCTV footage, the woman is seen walking along the roadside while holding the child in her arms.
She stops and turns as a big black dog runs over.
The scared woman drops the kid on the ground, leaving the dog that appears to have a collar free to pounce on him and start biting him, with the woman quickly disappearing out of view.
Meanwhile, two men run across the road as the dog bites the child on the ground and they drag the animal away.
At the end of the footage, the child is seen getting to their feet and running in the direction of where the woman fled.
The two men hold the animal back until the coast is clear and lead it away to prevent it from chasing after the child.