THIS is the horrifying moment an XL Bully grabs a tiny dog by the throat in a savage attack – as a man tries to pull the beast off.

The hound's owner was reportedly walking it on a lead in Maghull near Liverpool on Sunday afternoon when it tore free from its collar.

It gripped a small white dog by the throat and viciously shook it in the air.

Passers-by tussled with the XL Bully for nearly five minutes before they were able to prise the little dog out of its jaws.

Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm we received a report that a dog had attacked another dog in Maghull yesterday, Sunday 10 September.

"At around 4.45pm, it was reported a dog, believed to be an XL bully, had been walking on Old Hall Road when it slipped out of its collar and ran away from its male owner.

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"It then bit another dog before its owner and a member of the public managed to separate them.

"The attacked dog was taken to a vet for a check-up. The owner of the XL bully has been spoken to by officers."

It is understood that the little dog needed stitches but otherwise had a lucky escape.

An eyewitness claimed on Twitter that the XL Bully's owner broke four toes kicking the beast.

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It comes after the Home Secretary vowed to outlaw killer XL Bully dogs.

Suella Braverman aims to ban their breeding and sale after the latest horror attack on a girl, 11, plus two men who intervened in Birmingham at the weekend.

Bullys have been linked to nine deaths, including three children, since 2021.

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