A MAN has described the terrifying moment he was stabbed after attempting to prevent a dog attacking his brother.

On Christmas Day, Kamil Hussain, aged 25, was changing a bulb on his car headlight outside his home in Laurel Street, Bury, with his brother when they were set upon by a dog.

After trying to stop the animal, Mr Hussain got into an argument with the dog’s owner, before the man turned around and attacked him.

He was then rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery on his hip. He is now recovering at home.

Reliving the attack, he said: “The dog jumped on my brother and attacked him. We stopped the dog and the guy started to swear at us and said the dog would not bite us.

“The guy came over and pushed me and told me to stop acting like a kid, so I told him to leave it.

“We were scared of him because it was dark and he had his hood up.

“He turned round and had a knife in his hand, and he cut me in the back of my hip.”

Mr Hussain says that after being stabbed, he attempted to walk back to his house, but collapsed after several steps.

His brother then called an ambulance and he was taken to hospital.

The man who carried out the attack is described as being white, in his thirties, tall and of stocky build, with a beard. He was wearing a hat and jacket and was with a medium-sized white dog.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to the incident at 8.33pm on Christmas Day.

“It was investigated, but the description was very vague and CCTV enquiries were exhausted.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.