A little girl has been seriously injured, after she was attacked by what onlookers called a "pitbull-style" dog in the Medway Towns.
The incident happened just over 24 hours ago at Jenkins Dale, just off the A2,in the centre of Chatham. She was airlifted to hospital in London where her condition was for some time reported as 'critical'.
Neighbours described the attack - in a children's playground - as horrifying. One mother, speaking to ITV Meridian, said the same dog had tried to bite her child only days earlier.
John Ryall's report contains a picture of the dog after it was shot by police.
A young girl, bitten by a dog in Chatham, remains in a London hospital in a serious condition. Interview with eyewitness Alisha Robinson.
A young girl, bitten by a dog in Chatham, remains in a London hospital in a serious condition.
Kent Police were called at 5.26pm on Tuesday 4 April to an incident in the Jenkins Dale area of the town. The toddler had suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance crews to a London hospital.
Police, including firearms officers, attended the scene, and to ensure public safety, the dog was shot dead. A man and a teenager were arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the breed of the dog.
Kent Police are continuing to appeal to members of the public who may have footage of the incident to contact 101 and not upload it onto social media.
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A child is in a critical condition in hospital after being bitten by a dog in the Jenkins Dale area of Chatham.
Police were called after the alarm was at 5.26pm and the dog was shot dead by firearms officers.
The South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Service also attended and the injured child has been taken to a London hospital in a critical condition.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident and they have been taken into custody while enquiries into the incident continue.
Members of the public who may have footage of the incident are asked to contact Kent Police.
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Police in Kent are appealing for information following an incident in which a 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries.
The incident occurred in Chatham High Street at the junction of Upbury Way between 7.30pm and 8.15pm on Friday, 9 December.
It is alleged the victim, from Chatham, was struck by two cars before being chased and assaulted.
He is currently in hospital where is condition is said to be serious but stable.
Two men aged 18 and 19-years-old have been arrested in connection with the incident. They are currently in custody.
Officers are seeking to speak with a further two suspects.
It is understood the 16-year-old and the two men in custody are known to each other.
If you have any information that may help police, please contact the witness appeal line on 01634 792209
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A 17 year-old man from Sheerness has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
A theatre production company is coming to Chatham, offering performances of a different kind in a secret location.
The theatre company “Operation Black Antler” appeared first at Brighton Festival for its world premier and thrilled its audiences by involving them with controversial role-playing of characters. And the chance to literally 'walk in someone else’s shoes.'
Operation Black Antler secret locations are revealed after booking your tickets. Prices vary between £10-15. The shows will be at 19:00 to 20:45, every 15 minutes, on the 23rd , 24th and 25th of June.
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