A stranger broke into a flat to save a seven-year-old boy who was being mauled by a pitbull.
Jack Wellstead was today said to be 'lucky to be alive' after he was dragged unconscious and covered in blood from the home by Lawal Alhadi.
The boy suffered terrible bites to his head, feet and legs after he got trapped in the hallway of the flat with the animal while playing with friends.
Mr Alhadi, 27, heard Jack's screams as he passed the property in West Ham, east London, and smashed down the door.
Jack Wellstead, 7, mauled by pitbull alive after stranger broke in to save him | Mail Online