The parents of a toddler who was mauled by a dog have described the moment they were told he might not survive his injuries.
Two year-old Keiron Guess was attacked after wandering into a neighbour's garden earlier this month.
He's had weeks of reconstructive surgery but his parents say he's getting stronger by the day.
Eli-Louise Wringe reports:
Police in Swindon are continuing to investigate a dog attack on two-year-old Kieron Guess on Sunday.
He was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with serious facial injuries after the incident in a neighbour’s garden.
Our thoughts are with Kieron and his family at what must be a particularly traumatic time and everyone at Wiltshire Police wishes Kieron a speedy recovery.
Any investigation must remain within the framework of the law and in this case theDangerous Dogs Act 1991 does not apply because the dog was on private premises at the time of the incident.
In this case the animal was voluntarily surrendered to the police and was examined and found to be a Staffordshire bull terrier. It is not illegal to own a Staffordshire bull terrier.
However the dog was destroyed with the full consent of the owner.
Wiltshire Police continue to make enquiries into all aspects of this incident.
We can confirm that we attended the address where the incident happened in September 2011 and two dogs were subsequently examined to determine whether they were illegally bred.
A qualified expert examined both dogs and found that they were Staffordshire bull terriers and that the owners were lawfully in possession. No offences were revealed in relation to these dogs.
The Grandparents of a toddler mauled by a dog have spoken of their shock. Two-year-old Keiron Guess was attacked after wandering into a neighbour's garden in Wiltshire.
He lost an ear and was left with serious facial injuries and is still in hospital. The dog, thought to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, has since been destroyed.
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The Grandfather of a toddler who was mauled by a dog has said he is 'on the mend'
Two-year-old Keiron Guess was attacked yesterday after wandering into a neighbour's garden in Swindon. He lost his ear and was left with serious facial injuries.
He was airlifted to Frenchay hospital near Bristol where Doctors have put him in a medically induced coma to stop any infection. He is being brought round for short periods of time.
Doctors have carried our surgery to reconstruct his nose. Keiron's parents are at his bedside.
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A toddler's in hospital tonight after being mauled by a dog. The two year old was airlifted from Swindon to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol after sustaining serious facial injuries. The family of the dog owner has spoken to our reporter Tanya Mercer.
The little boy attacked by a dog in his neighbour's garden in Swanage Walk in Swindon has been named as 2 year old Kieron Guess. He suffered serious injuries to his face.
A two year old boy's in hospital with serious facial injuries after being mauled by a dog in Wiltshire. The toddler was taken to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol after the attack in a neighbour's garden in Swanage Walk in Swindon. He's in a stable condition.
A 49 year old man has also received treatment for an arm injury. The animal is due to be destroyed later.
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