Merseyside the worst place for dog bites and attacks

Rise in dog attacks Credit: PA

The number of dog attacks which lead to hospital stays are on the rise, new figures suggest.

Merseyside saw the highest rate of admissions for bites and strikes, with 23.6 people out of every 100,000 having to endure a hospital stay.

Children aged up to nine years old accounted for the highest number of admissions and the most common ailment was an injury to the wrist or hand.