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Fundraising effort for little girl mauled by dog in Preston

Posted on - 19th July, 2018 - 10:26am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Tillie was playing in the garden when the attack happened Pic: Blog Preston
Tillie was playing in the garden when the attack happened Pic: Blog Preston

As a Preston girl recovers in hospital following a dog attack in the city one of her friends is preparing to climb mountains for her.

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Four-year-old Tillie was set upon by a cross-breed dog in a garden in Ribbleton on Sunday (15 July).

The Brookfield Primary School pupil remains in hospital with wounds to her face and fractures to her skull.

Pictures released to Blog Preston, by her family, show the extent of her injuries. Warning, graphic picture below.

Tillie receiving treatment in hospital Pic: Blog Preston
Tillie receiving treatment in hospital Pic: Blog Preston
Tillie puts on a brave face in the days after the attack Pic: Blog Preston
Tillie puts on a brave face in the days after the attack Pic: Blog Preston

Her four-year-old classmate Halle is preparing to head up to the Lake District and raise money for Tillie’s recovery.

Halle’s mother Carly Wilson told Blog Preston: “What Tillie experienced was awful and it will possibly emotionally and physically scar her for life.

“As the school holidays are coming up we wanted to raise some money to ensure she has plenty of toys to help her enjoy the summer holidays a little.

“Halle has experience in hiking up mountains and hills and is fully equipped. Her most recent ones have been Warton Crag and Catbells.”

“We wish Tillie a speedy recovery and we hope we bring her a little joy this summer.”

Halle will be heading up to the Lakes Pic: Blog Preston
Halle will be heading up to the Lakes Pic: Blog Preston

The Wilson family are heading up to the Lakes and Halle will be climbing a mountain and hoping to raise £200.

Read more: Fundraiser launched for children of man found dead in Haslam Park

How you can donate

Carly has set up a fundraising page for Halle’s efforts via Justgiving and donations can be made there.

Latest on police investigation

Police were called to Westfield Drive, off Watling Street Road, around 4.15pm on Sunday.

They arrested a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control. She has now been released under investigation.

The dog, a cross-breed, was seized and remains with the police.

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