Tayside and Central Scotland

Probe into Perth dog attack on nine-year-old girl

Police are investigating after a nine-year-old girl was left seriously injured after being mauled by a dog in Perth.

The schoolgirl, who had been with her grandmother, was attacked after asking to stroke the dog outside the town's Co-op store.

The incident, thought to involve a bull mastiff, took place on 20 November.

A Tayside Police spokeswoman confirmed that officers were investigating the attack.

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