A dog attacked a four-year-old boy in Liverpool, leaving him with severe, permanently altering wounds. The boy was assaulted while visiting a friend at Norris Green’s Wellesbourne Place.
A 4-year-old boy was severely hurt by a violent dog in Liverpool
A dog attacked a four-year-old boy in Liverpool, leaving him with severe, permanently altering wounds.
During a Saturday visit to a friend’s house in Norris Green, a Bull Mastiff-type dog bit the child on the face and head, according to police.
According to a spokeswoman, a “brave neighbor” repelled the dog and “possibly saved the life of this small youngster.”
A 31-year-old woman has been detained in relation to the assault. In the hospital, the boy’s condition is still steady.
Officers will question the woman who was detained on suspicion of owning a dangerously out-of-control dog.
What happened to 4 year old boy in Liverpool?
The dog attacked the child at Wellesboune Place, Norris Green when he was on his way to a friend’s house.
The child’s life was saved when a brave neighbor saw what was occurring and defeated the dog.
The small youngster was transported to the hospital after receiving major head and face injuries. He is in a serious but stable state.
Merseyside Police detained a 31-year-old woman on suspicion of owning a dangerously out-of-control dog, and detectives will question her.
The dog has been taken into custody, and the authorities are still looking into the attack.
What happened to the dog owner?
A woman from Norris Green was detained on suspicion of owning a dangerously out-of-control dog after the canine was later confiscated.
She continues to be in a police station where she will be questioned by officials.
Statements by Detective Inspector Chris Hawitt
“This event has left a young youngster with terrible injuries to his face and head, and will have been an extremely traumatic incident for all who observed it,” said Detective Inspector Chris Hawitt.
I want to congratulate the neighbor, whose fast thinking and altruistic acts likely saved the life of this young boy who has sustained injuries that will change his life.
We’re still looking into the incident’s complete circumstances, but in the meanwhile, we’ve taken the dog away to protect the neighborhood and identify its breed.
We are eager to speak with any witnesses who may have witnessed the incident or this dog previously. We have a designated sergeant who evaluates all instances involving dangerous pets.
“I want to emphasize that dog owners should always be aware of their pets’ behavior, especially when young children may be present. Additionally, owners who take their dogs into public areas should put them on a leash and muzzle them if they have a potentially dangerous dog.
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Heroic neighbor helped the boy
A heroic neighbor intervened after spotting the incident, beating the dog off the youngster and bringing him to safety. He was seriously hurt and sent to the hospital, where he is now seriously ill but stable.
Anyone with information is urged to ring the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously at 0800 555 111, call 101 and reference 929 of August 13, or the social media desk @MerPolCC.
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