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Girl, five, left with 'potentially life-altering' facial injuries after dog attack

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A five-year-old girl has suffered "potentially life-altering" facial injuries after being attacked by a dog at a street parade in West Yorkshire.

Police said the girl was bitten on the face and leg after the animal, believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, jumped up at her while she was waiting in a queue at a food stall during the event in Calder Holmes Park on Sunday.

She needed reconstructive surgery on her eyelid and has suffered potentially irreparable damage to her lower tear duct, according to the police.

The dog was on a lead at the time and was with two men who did not check on the girl's welfare after she was bitten.

The girl was bitten on the face by a dog at an event in Calder Holmes Park. Credit: Google

Police are now trying to identify the men - one is described as white, around 50-years-old, wearing glasses and quite broad and the other is described as being bald or with very short hair and he was wearing a black or navy and white striped shirt.

The dog is described as ginger/brown with white markings and a white belly and was wearing a light brown four point harness.

We need to identify these two men and would urge anyone with information about who they are, or indeed the men themselves, to come forward.

– West Yorkshire Police, PCSO Gareth Helliwell