THIS is one of the horror wounds a lad of eight suffered after he was mauled by two devil dogs — leaving his shaken mum “heartbroken”.
The huge bloody lump was gouged out of the schoolboy’s skull in the terrifying attack by a pair of Bull Mastiffs at a pal’s house.
The out-of-control brutes also inflicted deep bites to his shoulder and arm after sinking their fangs into him as his shocked older brother looked on.
The seriously injured kid was rushed to Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children after the attack in Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Photos showed him lying in bed covered in bandages and attached to a drip.
Cops confirmed they have charged two 66-year-old pensioners in connection with the ordeal suffered by the youngster, from Elderslie.
His mother, who can’t be named for legal reasons, said: “We are completely heartbroken. My son has sustained severe head, shoulder and arm injuries.
“My whole world has been turned upside down.
“My other son witnessed the attack on his younger brother — both of them suffered extreme trauma.”
The distressed parent tonight claimed the violent mutts responsible for her lad’s injuries had not been put down despite the owners allegedly vowing to do that.
She said: “Apparently they want an independent assessment of the dogs before that will happen.
“But they said they’d do it the day after the attack.”
The stricken boy has now been released from hospital and is recovering at home from last Thursday’s ordeal.
Photos of his sickening wounds were posted on Facebook by his uncle.
He told pals online: “Well this is shock to be writing this but my nephew was attacked by a friend of the family’s dog.”
The relative added: “He’s out now and back in the house but needs physio on his arm and will need more surgery on his head.
“But he is safe and well — could have been a lot worse.”
Police Scotland confirmed they are investigating the shocking incident.
A spokeswoman for the force said: “We received a report that an eight-year-old boy had been attacked by two dogs in Johnstone on July 16.
“The boy was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, with serious injuries and has since been released.
“A man and a woman, both aged 66, have been charged in connection and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”