Bidston mum praises hero dog who rescued her from attacker A MUM-OF-TWO has praised the “hero” pet dog who rescued her from a man who attacked her in a quiet lane.
Emma Taylor was walking German Shepherd Maggie through woodland near her Bidston home on Tuesday, September 7 when she was grabbed by the stranger.
He asked the 28-year-old for the time before grappling with her and spitting in her face.
Brave Maggie came to her owner’s aid, jumping up at the assailant before locking her jaws onto his arm.
Emma said: “I walked past this man and he asked me if I was all right. I just said ‘yes’ and tried to keep walking, but then he asked me the time.
“The sun was bright so I had to look at my watch for a while to make it out – and then he grabbed me.
“Maggie ran up behind him and jumped up on his back.
“He was not expecting it and it shocked him. Then Maggie grabbed his arm and he fell on the floor.”
Emma managed to escape while three-year-old Maggie struggled with her attacker, who then tried to call his own dog for help.
Emma added: “His dog, which looked like a big woolly bear, ran up and I thought it would attack, but it took one look at Maggie and ran away.
“Then the man said to me ‘just run away – if you look back I will break your legs’.
“It was a very scary experience. I was not hurt but my top was ripped and I was very shocked.”
Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the incident, which happened at about 6.45pm near the junction of Statham Road and Eleanor Road, to come forward.The offender is described as 5ft 11ins to 6ft, of very stocky build and in his late 20s to early 30s.
He was wearing white shorts, white socks, old white trainers and a dirty white T-shirt.
Anyone with information should call police on 0151-777 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. THE WIRRAL NEWS