Dog owner jailed after girl, six, mauled by rampaging pack of six bulldogs as her older sister tried to wrestle them off

A MAN whose pack of dogs raped a six-year-old girl on the street has been jailed.

The girl was attacked by a pack of six pocket bulldogs as she made her way to a friend’s house on Ackers Lane in Carrington, Greater Manchester.

Valentine with one of his animals


Valentine with one of his animals
Bernard Valentine was sentenced to 49 months in prison


Bernard Valentine was sentenced to 49 months in prisonPhoto credit: GMP Police
Terrible video surveillance of the incident


Terrible video surveillance of the incident

The child suffered serious injuries to his face, scalp, hand, stomach, arms, legs, back and shoulder.

The little girl later underwent surgery for her injuries. Bernard Valentine, who owned the dogs, has now been sentenced to 49 months in prison.

The Sun secured CCTV footage of the dog attack which showed horrific scenes. The victim’s sister was seen on camera bravely trying to free the little girl from the pack of dogs.

In the end, the victim’s mother managed to free her daughter from the beasts. The Sun did not use the video because it was too disturbing.

Bernard Valentine, 36, was arrested two days after the attack on March 28 when his van was traced to Fallowfield, south Manchester, and the dogs were seized.

He was also arrested in connection with a separate incident on December 20 in Ackers Lane, when a man was walking his Dalmatian and both were injured after being attacked by the dogs.

A neighbor who captured the terrifying moment on CCTV said: “I was told the girl’s older sister helped fight off the dogs.”

“It was terrible. My own children could have been attacked out there.”

“A detective told me they found 14 dogs on the property. Most of the dogs were housed in a trailer in front of the house.

“We told the police that if they didn’t remove it we would set it on fire. So they took it with them.”

A pensioner living nearby said she was “attacked” by the pack of vicious dogs when the front door was opened.

The man, who did not want to be named, said: “It all happened yesterday afternoon. The girl was outside playing with friends.”

“I think she ran down a neighbor’s path to knock on the door.
“Then the dogs pounced on them.

“I know about dogs and what a pack can do.”

Valentine pleaded guilty to eight counts of being responsible for a dog dangerously out of control and possession of Class B drugs.

At a hearing on Friday he was sentenced to 49 months in prison and banned from owning dogs for life. The court also imposed a restraining order against him for ten years.

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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