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5-year-old boy taken to hospital after dog bites his face

A 5-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog in Leeds.

A 52-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and is currently in custody. Credit: Press Association

At 6.11pm yesterday police received a report of a five-year-old boy being bitten by a dog in Albert Mount, Horsforth.

Officers attended and the child was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment to wounds to his face and leg.

His injuries are not considered life threatening and he is continuing to receive treatment in hospital today.

Officers seized an English bull terrier dog from a nearby address.

A 52-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and is currently in custody.


Residents' rush hour protest

Residents protested in the rush hour in Horsforth today.

Green belt protestors in Horsforth today Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Members of the Save Leeds Green Belt campaign handed out leaflets to drivers on the main A65 road.

They are concerned over plans to build houses on green field sites when they claim brownfield sites are still available.

They are urging residents to protest over the plans before a consultation period ends in seven days time.

Body found in search for missing Horsforth man

Police looking for missing Leeds man David Clapham have been called to the discovery of a body.

The body was found by a member of the public on land off Rawdon Road, Horsforth, at about 10am.

Formal identification is yet to be completed but we believe it is the body of Mr Clapham. His next of kin has been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and details will be passed to the Coroner's Office.

– Det Insp Richard Holmes

Police issue urgent appeal for man missing from Horsforth

Police in Leeds are making an urgent appeal for information to trace a man who has gone missing from home. David Clapham, aged 57, was last seen at his home in Horsforth on Tuesday night and was reported missing yesterday.

We are very concerned for Mr Clapham's welfare and urgently need to establish his whereabouts. We believe he has left his home on foot and officers are searching a number of places in the wider area. He is a keen walker and walks along rivers and canals. He has gone missing previously and was found in the Lake District. I would like to hear from anyone who has seen someone fitting his description since about 11pm on Tuesday night.

– Det Insp Richard Holmes

He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, stocky build with a round face. He has short dark brown greying hair and brown eyes. He is possibly wearing a navy and black coat and dark blue jeans and a fur hat with side flaps.

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