American bulldog attack: Man held after Bootle boy bitten
A man has been arrested after a teenager was bitten in the face by an American bulldog, Merseyside Police said.
The 13-year-old boy was attacked by the dog in a house in Alpha Street, Bootle, at about 19:00 GMT on Friday.
He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.
The man, aged 41, was arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control. The dog was handed to police to be destroyed.
It was not a banned breed.