THIS is the shocking moment a schoolgirl fled in terror after being mauled by an XL Bully.
Ana Paun, 11, was viciously attacked by thehound as she walked to buy sweets from a corner shop in Birmingham.
The beast had been lying on the ground at a bus shelter unleashed when Ana walked past before it pounced and latched onto her arm.
Terrifying video shows the moments after the animal savagely bit the girl’s arm before several witnesses bravely stepped in to try to stop the dog.
The rampaging hound was briefly held by a man in a green tank top, but it then escaped and attacked another man wearing a white T-shirt, bum bag and shorts.
But as he attempts to flee, the dog chases him into a Texaco petrol station, making him fall over.
Ana has described how the beast suddenly pounced on her, grabbing her lower left arm in its huge jaws.
She said: “I thought it was going to attack my face and neck and that I was going to die.
“I kept screaming and screaming – I was petrified.”
The youngster was reliving her nightmare ordeal after returning home from hospital nursing a severely bitten left arm.
She also suffered wounds to her chest, shoulder, hands and legs.
She said: “I am so thankful to the two men who helped fight the dog off.
“I thought it was going to kill me. They suffered worse injuries than me.”
Suella Braverman shared footage of the attack on X/Twitter on Sunday while announcing she wanted to outlaw American XL bully.
The animals have been linked to nine deaths – including three children – since 2021.
The home secretary labelled XL bully dogs as “a clear and lethal danger to our communities, particularly to children”.
She added: “We can’t go on like this. I have commissioned urgent advice on banning them.”
West Midlands Police said of the Birmingham attack: “The dog was initially taken to a local vet to be checked over before being taken into secure kennels.
“The owner of the dog has been spoken to by officers.”
The force confirmed this afternoon the schoolgirl victim had been discharged from hospital.
The dog previously attacked an elderly woman just a week before, police are said to have told a witness to the triple horror.
XL Bullys are bred from a combination of dogs, predominantly the American pit bull terrier which was made illegal in Britain in 1991.
Campaign group Bully Watch UK has recorded 351 attacks by the breed this year alone.
They say 43 per cent of all maulings by dogs come from large bully animals, despite the breed being a tiny proportion of all UK dogs.