Police have confirmed they were called to a flat in the village of Mountsorrel near Loughborough to reports that a young girl had been attacked by a dog. The young girl died later in hospital in Nottingham.
A neighbour has described how he tried to stop a savage dog attack on a teenager.
The man, who does not want to be identified, said he had never seen anything like it before:
– Dog attack rescuer
"The dog wasn't going to stop until the child was dead. The only time the dog did stop was when the child passed out. I kicked the dog and it turned on me. I had to slam the door shut behind me. Eventually I hit it with a shovel, that's when the police came. "
Police were called to an address on Frank Street, in the Little Horton area of Bradford, at 7.26pm yesterday and had to shoot the animal so paramedics could treat the boy.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said:
The child was then taken to Leeds General Infirmary where his condition this morning is described as stable, with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.
Inquiries are now ongoing as to the breed of the dog and to establish whether any criminal offence has been committed.
A 13-year-old is continuing to fight for his life after being attacked by a dog at a house in Bradford. It's understood the teenager had been visiting his cousin at the property in Frank Street, Little Horton on Sunday evening when he was attacked.
Police marksmen killed the dog so they could get to the terrified teenager.
A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a dog attack at a house in Bradford.
The teenager is understood to have been visiting his cousin at the property in Frank Street, Little Horton on Sunday evening when he was attacked .
It's believed the youngster was dragged downstairs by the animal, which neighbours say was a Bull Dog which had been given to the family two or three days ago.
Police shot the dog dead so they could get to the terrified boy who is in a critical condition at Leeds General Infirmary.
The school where a five-year-old boy was bitten by a dog have released a statement saying the incident was "extremely distressing".
"Our thoughts are with the child and his family" the statement from Carniny Primary School concluded.
The principal of a primary school in Northern Ireland, has confirmed that a dog which attacked a five-year-old boy, was being shown to the schoolchildren as "a last day of term treat".
The boy who is receiving treatment in hospital was bitten on the face, while in the playground of Carniny Primary School, Ballymena. Four adults were present at the time of the incident. The dog has now been put down.
– Raymond Ross, Principal of Carniny Primary School
The dog was in a very controlled position. A number of children had the opportunity to stroke the dog and then suddenly the dog turned on the little child, as if it flicked its head to one side and caught the child in the face.
A five-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after he was mauled by a dog in County Antrim.
The attack occurred at Carniny Primary School on the outskirts of Ballymena. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.
A two-year-old boy viciously attacked by a dog has undergone surgery after one of his ears and part of his nose were torn off.
It is believed the boy also had serious damage to one of his eyes.
The toddler was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier in a neighbour's back garden in Swindon.
London Tonight's Marcus Powell has spoken to a local resident who saw a police officer being attacked by a dog in east London.
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