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Air Ambulance at Whittington Barracks where woman attacked by dog.
Air Ambulance called to horrific scene at Whittington Barracks

A woman was airlifted to hospital with horrific injuries after being attacked by her of Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog.

The dog owner, believed to be in her 20s, sustained serious arm injuries after the daylight attack outside Whittington Barracks in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

After hearing her terrified screams, cadets at the barracks, who were training outside, scaled the 12 foot high perimeter fence to rush to the woman's aid.

With the help of army medics, they tended to her wounds before an air ambulance rushed the badly injured victim to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

In the wake of the incident the Midland Air Ambulance tweeted: "HMed09 have airlifted a patient from near Lichfield. Thanks to the men & women from Whittington Barracks for their help."

The dog, said to be a mastiff or Staffordshire bull terrier cross, was captured by police shortly after the attack on Nottingham Road.

The woman, who has not been named but lives near to the barracks, remains in hospital where she is being treated for horrific injuries to her arm.

A spokeswoman from Staffordshire Police confirmed that officers and ambulance staff attended the scene on Thursday at 4pm and that the dog was owned by the woman.

She also confirmed that casualty was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman also added: "Medics and cadets used their training and experience to aid a civilian outside the barracks and have been personally praised for their brave actions."