Three severely wounded after vicious dog attacks

EVEN repeated shocks from a taser weren't enough to completely subdue vicious dogs that attacked three people in Sydney's Western Suburbs. reports a 48-year-old man received multiple severe bite wounds to his arms and legs and his partner, 43, was bitten on the leg and hip by their neighbour's dog outside their home on Wednesday Night.

A police officer suffered a dislocated shoulder and a deep bite to her leg after two of the dogs knocked her to the ground.

The officer's leg wound reportedly went through to the bone, meaning surgery will be needed. 

"There was a young child that was present at the time," Insp Koenig told reporters on Thursday.

"It was quite a traumatic incident for all.

"They were extremely vicious dogs that required police to use OC spray numerous times and even resort to the use of a Taser, which had very little effect."

The 29-year-old owner and his 31-year-old partner were due to face Penrith Local Court yesterday. 

The man allegedly threatened a senior constable after he was told the dogs had to be taken to the pound.

The 31-year-old woman has been accused of breaching bail conditions and intimidating neighbours. 

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