A DOG was killed in a vicious attack by a pit bull terrier in a horrific incident in Rosyth.

The pet that died had been pulled from the arms of a young girl, who was also injured.

Adults intervened but the attacking dog went back repeatedly in pursuit of its victim, a 10-year-old Jack Russell called ‘Pup’.

The incident resulted in Natalie Jackson, 32, of Woodside Avenue, Rosyth, appearing in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on June 5 at her home, she was in charge of a pit bull terrier-type dog called ‘Alvin’, which was dangerously out of control.

While untethered, Alvin ran into the garden, lunged at an 11-year-old girl and attempted to seize Pup, who was in her arms.

When Pup jumped to the ground, Alvin seized it in his jaws.

Alvin then bit Pup on the body repeatedly and shook it violently until being pulled away by a 72-year-old man.

Alvin then escaped from the man’s grasp and chased Pup into Cromwell Road, seized him by the head and shook him violently in its jaws.

The dogs were then separated by another man.

The girl ran away with Pup in her arms but Alvin broke free again, chased the girl, seized Pup from her arms and chased him under a bush.

Alvin then seized Pup’s legs in his jaws and bit him on the body repeatedly whereby Pup was injured fatally. The girl and one of the men were also injured.

The court was told Pup died from his injuries and Alvin was later put down.

Sheriff Charles Macnair called for reports and Jackson will be sentenced on December 15.