Woman charged after dog attacks girl in Torquay

A woman has been charged with offences relating to a dog attack on a girl in Devon.

The 14-year-old was bitten on her lip and arm, said Devon and Cornwall Police.

The attack happened in the play area in Staddon Gardens, in Torquay, on Friday evening.

The dog, which police believe to be a pit bull terrier, has been seized by officers while an investigation takes place, the force said.

Stitches in face

Det Con Andy Devey said the dog was subject to a control order and the woman had been charged with breaching that order.

"The other [charge] is in relation to allowing a dangerous dog to be free in a public place," he said.

"She [the girl] was bitten on the lip and bitten on the arm.

"She's had to have stitches to an injury on her upper lip. The injuries are not life changing."

The woman is expected to appear in court on Monday.

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