Glasgow & West Scotland

Boy, 7, in hospital after South Lanarkshire dog attack

A seven-year-old boy is being treated in hospital for injuries to his eye and face after being attacked by a dog.

Jude Keir was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier near Woodhead Primary School in Hamilton on Tuesday afternoon.

He was taken to Wishaw General Hospital but was later transferred to Yorkhill children's hospital in Glasgow for surgery.

Police said a man and two women have been reported to the procurator fiscal.

In a statement, South Lanarkshire Council said Jude was attacked while the dog was on a leash near a footpath outside the school.

'Very brave'

The statement added: "School staff responded quickly and called an ambulance that took him to hospital with facial injuries.

"His mum, who was waiting nearby, was able to travel in the ambulance with Jude."

Ann Leckie, head teacher at the school, said the incident had been "very upsetting for all involved".

She said: "Young Jude was very brave and is now recovering well in hospital having undergone surgery last night.

"He is expected to be allowed home fairly soon.

"The matter is in the hands of the police who took possession of the dog immediately after the incident."

Strathclyde Police said a 50-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman had been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the matter.

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