Rushden dog attack left tooth stuck in victim’s leg

Mundip Sembhi was attacked by a dog in Hall Park
Mundip Sembhi was attacked by a dog in Hall Park

The victim of a vicious dog attack needed surgery to remove a tooth from the animal which was left in his leg.

Mundip Sembhi, of Rushden, was going for a walk in Hall Park, in the town, with his girlfriend when the animal, believed to be a boxer-type dog, ran out and attacked him.

Dog bite wound suffered by Mundip Sembhi in Hall Park, Rushden (1)

Dog bite wound suffered by Mundip Sembhi in Hall Park, Rushden (1)

The 37-year-old said: “The dog just came out of the park on its own.

“It came right up close to me and just savaged my leg.

“I was screaming and my girlfriend was screaming.

“I just remember screaming to her to get me to hospital.

“The dog was still attached to my leg for what seemed like ages and he started shaking his head.”

Mr Sembhi was treated at Kettering General Hospital, and he said: “I was straight on to the theatre table.

“I have had two operations. They had to remove a tooth which went in my leg, tried to cut away all the dead tissue and clean the wound.”

Mr Sembhi was kept in hospital until the following Tuesday and is now recovering at home, but is unable to return to work yet.

He said: “I am getting there, still not on my feet 100 per cent but keep getting my bandages changed. I have got damage to my veins and nerves in my ankle.

“I still can’t feel two of my toes properly and can’t move my ankle much.”

He said he suffers some pain at night when he can “feel it knitting back together”, but really wants to get back to work.

He said: “I love my job and I just want to get back on my feet.

“I am a dustman and it’s the best job I have ever had.”

The attack took place at 1.30pm on Saturday, February 22.

Mr Sembhi said: “I have grown up with dogs but you never expect this to happen. If anybody saw anything, please come forward.”

A police spokesman said officers had returned to the park for a third time on Saturday, March 8, to speak to people in the park.

No arrests have been made yet, but police want any witnesses to call them on 101.