Child taken to hospital after dog attack in Ribbleton

Posted on - 16th July, 2018 - 12:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Westfield Drive in Ribbleton Pic: Google
Westfield Drive in Ribbleton Pic: Google

Police have arrested a woman following a dog attacking a child in Ribbleton.


The incident took place on Sunday (15 July) around 4.15pm.

A four-year-old girl was playing in the garden at a property in Westfield Drive, off Watling Street Road.

Preston Police say she received facial and head injuries from the dog, which lived at the property.

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The child was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The dog is understood to be a cross-breed and has been seized by police.

A 40-year-old woman from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and remains in police custody.

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