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.
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.
More top news
The Queen celebrates her 89th birthday today - but will she get to share it with her new great-grandchild?
Phil Rudd also pleaded guilty to possessing crystal meth and marijuana in a New Zealand court.
Ed Miliband will order an emergency recruitment drive of nurses so an extra 20,000 will be working in the NHS by 2020.