Child badly hurt in dog attack

Child badly hurt in dog attack

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A two-year-old girl is seriously ill in hospital after being attacked by a dog, police said

A toddler is in a serious condition in hospital following an attack by a dog, police said.

The two-year-old child was attacked by the animal, understood to be the family pet, in Hailsham, East Sussex.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “The injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

“The dog will be destroyed.”

He said there was no further information on the dog’s breed or whether it was a pet belonging to the injured child’s family.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokeswoman said it attended the incident at 8.15pm.

She said: “It was understood the child was mauled by the family pet.

“The toddler was taken to hospital under blue lights, however, we don’t believe the injuries are life-threatening.”

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