Toddler Savaged By Dog

A toddler has been savaged by a dog as she played in a children's park. The toddler was bitten on the face and needed plastic surgery for her wounds.

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Toddler savaged by dog in children's park

Destiny Henry-Khan was as brave as any two-year-old could be Credit: ITV Central

A two year-old girl has been savaged by a dog as she played in a children's park. The toddler was bitten on the face and needed plastic surgery for her wounds.

Her parents had let their friends take the toddler to play at a recreation ground in the Billesley area of Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

Her mother says, as with the fatal attack of a one-week old baby earlier this week, dogs are an unpredictable danger to children and she's now getting rid of the family's own pet.

Destiny Henry-Khan has had to undergo plastic surgery after the dog attack Credit: ITV Central

Destiny Henry-Khan was as brave as any two-year-old could be after her face was ripped open by a dog on the loose. The animal went for her in a seemingly unprovoked attack as she played on a children's roundabout last weekend.

The family pet dog is now being re-homed as Destiny's parents say all dogs are an unpredictable danger Credit: ITV Central

Her parents had let their friends take the toddler to play at a recreation ground in the Billesley area of Birmingham while they went shopping for Christmas presents for Destiny. While they were out they got a phone call to say their daughter had been savaged by a dog and was in hospital.

Plastic surgeons at Birmingham Children's Hospital worked for two hours to sew her face back together but she could still be left with some scarring and nerve damage.