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Police investigation into Swindon dog attack continues

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.

– Chief Insp Keith Ewart, Wiltshire Police

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.

– Chief Insp Keith Ewart, Wiltshire Police

Toddler attacked by dog is 'on the mend'

Kieron Guess is in a stable condition in Frenchay Hospital near Bristol Credit: SWNS

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.


Toddler mauled by dog in Swindon

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.

The little boy is being treated at Frenchay hospital. His parents are at his bedside Credit: ITV West

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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