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Boy Attacked By Vicious Dog

Nine Year Old Mauled By Dog


A nine year old boy was taken to hospital after a "Staffordshire-type Bull Terrier" dog attacked him in South Shields according to police.

An 18 year old man was arrested following the incident on Tuesday 05, March in Mansfield Drive and the boy was taken to South Tyneside General Hospital.

Police said the animal was still to be secured and officers are appealing for witnesses.

Katrina Elsey from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors said: "Injuries caused by dog bites can be serious or even fatal. I represent many people who have been injured followed dog attacks."