Kent

Two re-arrested over Chatham dog attack

Jenkins Dale, Chatham
Image caption The attack happened in the Jenkins Dale area of Chatham

Two people have been re-arrested after a toddler suffered serious injuries in a dog attack.

The girl was attacked in the Jenkins Dale area of Chatham on 4 April and is still in hospital with serious injuries, Kent Police said.

The dog was shot by firearms officers.

A man and a teenager have been re-arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act. Both had been detained on the day of the attack but released later.

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The teenager was previously arrested over the same offences and the man has been now also been detained on suspicion of supplying cannabis.

A woman arrested on 5 April on suspicion of dangerous dogs offences answered bail on Wednesday and was released pending further inquiries, a police spokeswoman said.

Kent Police confirmed they had received a call from a member of the public shortly before the attack at 17:10 BST about a dog pulling its handler nearby.

They said there was no information "the dog was behaving aggressively or was of a dangerous breed as described under the Dangerous Dogs Act".

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