Six injured and school locked down over dog attack

Six people have been treated in hospital after being attacked by two dogs near a primary school, which went into lockdown to protect its pupils.

Children at Barford Primary School in Birmingham were kept inside for an hour until the animals were under control.

Police responded at about 14:30 BST and parents received a text warning that the dogs could “kill a human”.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a dog dangerously out of control.

The school, in Willow Gardens, Winson Green, went into lockdown just as pupils were due to leave for the day.

The children were kept in the school hall until it was safe for them to leave.

Parents and carers were sent a concerning text alerting them to reports of “potentially very dangerous dogs circling the school”.

It read: “The likelihood is that the dogs will kill a human.”

Parents who arrived at the school to pick up their children were advised to remain in their cars.

An elderly man was take to hospital with…

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