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Boy, 12, suffers ‘significant injuries’ to face and body after being mauled by dog on housing estate

Boy, 12, suffers ‘significant injuries’ to his face, back, chest and legs after being mauled by dog on housing estate

  • The boy was attacked by a dog on a housing estate in Bentille, Stoke-on-Trent 
  • Police and the air ambulance rushed to the scene to reports of the dog attack
  • The victim sustained wounds to his face, back, chest and legs, police said 
  • A man in his 20s also received injuries to his legs after being attacked by the dog 

A 12-year-old boy has suffered ‘significant injuries’ to his face and body after he was mauled by a dog on a housing estate. 

Police and the air ambulance rushed to the scene in Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, this afternoon at 2pm to reports of a boy being attacked by a dog.

Officers found the victim had sustained wounds to his face, back, chest and legs, Staffordshire Police said.

A man in his 20s also received injuries to his legs in the dog attack, police said. 

A 12-year-old boy has suffered ‘significant injuries’ to his face and body after he was mauled by a dog on a housing estate (file image)

The 12-year-old boy was rushed to Royal Stoke University Hospital by ambulance where he is being treated for his injuries. 

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: ‘Police were called at 2pm this afternoon to reports that a child had received significant injuries after being bitten by a dog in Bentilee.   

‘Officers attended the property on Dawlish Drive where a 12-year-old boy had suffered injuries to his face, back, chest and legs.

‘A man in his 20s also received injuries to his legs.

‘The boy has been taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital by ambulance.’ 

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed the Midlands Air Ambulance was also sent to the scene. 

A spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 1.56pm to an emergency at a private residential property in Bentilee.

‘We sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT Trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board to the scene.

‘On arrival crews found one patient who had sustained serious injuries and was conveyed by land ambulance to hospital. A second patient, with less serious injuries was discharged on scene.’

This is a breaking news story, more to follow…   

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