Girl, 15, in hospital with serious injuries after attack involving 'XL Bully' type dog

Police were searching for this dog, described as an 'XL Bully' type in Port Clarence. Credit: Cleveland Police

A teenage girl has suffered serious injuries after an attack involving a dog.

Police had issued a warning people not to approach the animal following the incident, which left a 15-year-old girl in hospital with serious injuries.

It happened in Port Clarence, on Teesside, on Monday 29 May.

The girl was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, where she is being treated for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

Last night, officers were searching for the male dog (pictured) which is described as an 'XL Bully’ type dog and aged four-five years.

On Monday, a Cleveland Police spokesperson confirmed a dog had now been seized.

Inquiries are ongoing into the incident and no one has been arrested, they added.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call police, quoting reference number 103512.

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