A MUM-of-three has told of her horror at seeing her little boy attacked by a dog in Lye.

Three-year-old Theo Ainsons was bitten on his arm by a large dog and had to undergo surgery following the incident in Claycroft Place on Wednesday January 31 at around 5pm.

His mum Abbi Jones has since spoken out on social media about the attack to warn others in the area to be vigilant and she added: “I can’t express how much pain I felt watching that happen to my baby.”

She said Theo suffered a puncture wound that extended to the bone but he has been recovering well thanks to swift medical attention from paramedics who rushed to the scene and hospital staff at Russells Hall Hospital.

Stourbridge News: Theo Ainsons, aged three, suffered a puncture wound to the bone when he was bitten by a dog in LyeTheo Ainsons, aged three, suffered a puncture wound to the bone when he was bitten by a dog in Lye (Image: Handout)

She said: “They were incredible for my son. I’m so grateful.

“He’s going to make a full recovery, as for me I’m struggling with flashback and panic attacks.”

She said she hopes speaking out will prevent anyone else suffering a similar attack – adding: “The next child might not be as lucky as my son.”

Police confirmed they were investigating the incident and a spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We're carrying out enquiries after a boy suffered a dog bite in Cross Walk, Lye, on Wednesday at around 5pm.

“CCTV in the area is being reviewed and house-to-house enquiries have been conducted as we work to identify the dog and its owner.”

The dog, which was reportedly on a lead, was described as a dark black/brown coloured Rottweiler or Cane Corso type, accompanied by a man with short, light-coloured hair, about five feet 10, and wearing a black tracksuit, trainers and black jacket.

Anyone with information or who knows who the dog owner is can contact police via Live Chat on the force website, or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference 20/191989/24.