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Dog bites six-year-old girl in the face in Waterloo

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Image caption The injured girl is in a stable condition

Two people have been arrested after a six-year-old girl was bitten in the face by a dog.

Merseyside Police said the girl suffered serious facial injuries in the attack in Waterloo on Tuesday evening.

A police spokesman said the girl was in a stable condition in Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool.

A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act. The dog was seized for examination.

The emergency services were called to a flat in Mount Pleasant at 21:00 BST after reports that a child had been bitten.

Dog dangers

They found the injured girl and discovered the dog in a bathroom in the flat.

The pair have been arrested on suspicion of offences including owning/being in possession of a banned breed dog and allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control and obstruction of police.

Supt Claire Richards said: "This was a horrific attack, which has left a six-year-old girl in hospital.

"This case highlights in the starkest terms the potential dangers of dogs, especially when they are around children."

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