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:
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:
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.
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.