Dorset

Christchurch attack dog destroyed after girl, 9, injured

A dog has been destroyed after biting and seriously injuring a child in a park in Dorset.

The nine-year-old girl was bitten on the leg by an English bull terrier-type dog on Monday evening, in the park behind Hunt Road, Somerford.

Dorset Police said the dog was pulled away but the girl had been seriously hurt and needed hospital treatment.

A 20-year-old woman from Christchurch has been reported for owning a dog dangerously out of control.

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