Asda security guard left struggling to walk after devil dog latched jaws round his leg in horror attack

AN Asda security guard has been left struggling to walk after a dog latched its jaws around his leg in a horrific attack.

Steven Tiplady, 37, said he was brutally attacked by a pit bull during his shift at an Asda supermarket in Doncaster, South Yorkshire on July 14.

He explained: “I was covering in the shop for three weeks and it was only my second day.

“I heard a man shouting and I saw that he had a dog. I went over and I asked him to leave very politely.

“He then turned to me and got very aggressive. He threatened me that it was an attack dog.

“I just repeated that I’d like him to leave. Then he lunged towards me which told the dog to attack me.

“He was shouting I told you to back up. And I was screaming I can’t, I’m in the corner.

“I went into the back after it happened and as soon as I saw the cut I told the manager to call an ambulance.”

The deep cut ripped out the nerve endings, leaving Steven with no feeling in his leg.

He said: “I got taken to hospital. They cleared it out that night and I got a tetanus shot.

“They sent me home but I had to come back the next day and get an operation on it.

“I ended up having 13 stitches. I now have a constant cramp in my leg.

“I’m on antidepressants because of it. I’m a lot more wary of dogs now. I shake and I get panic attacks.

“At the time it happened it didn’t actually hurt. I can rest a cup of coffee now on my leg and I can’t even feel it. I’ve got no feeling around it.”


Now Steven can’t go to the gym or play with his children after being left in constant pain – but the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority say he will get no compensation.

He added: “I can’t manage to do the gym anymore now. Not as much as I could do before because of the pain of it all.

“I can’t do anything with my kids now. It was in the summer and I couldn’t do anything with them.

“I still can’t run and there’s games that we used to love to play together and I can’t do any of that now.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Emergency services were called to an Asda supermarket in the Edlington area of Doncaster at 4.11pm on Tuesday 14 July 2020 following reports that a security guard at the store had suffered a dog bite.

"It is reported that a man who had been asked to leave the store by the security guard refused to do so.

"There was a brief altercation during which the security guard was bitten by a dog, which is understood to belong to the man who had been asked to leave.

"The security guard was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries which were not described as serious.

"An investigation has been launched and enquiries are on-going. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting inc 640 of 14 July 2020."

The Sun Online has contacted Asda for comment.

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