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Boy, 5, injured after dog attack in Skelmersdale

Firbeck in Skelmersdale Image copyright Google
Image caption Emergency services treated the boy for his injuries at the scene

A five-year-old boy suffered injuries to his face and body during an attack by a dog in Skelmersdale.

The attack happened at an address on Firbeck at about 17:30 GMT Thursday.

Emergency services treated the boy for his injuries at the scene before he was taken to Alder Hey Hospital where he is in a stable condition.

The dog, which police describe as "an American bulldog-type", has been destroyed. Its owner is said to be cooperating with the investigation.

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