Man, 24, taken to hospital with 'serious injuries' after Aberavon dog attack

The incident happened on Monday morning on Blair Way in Aberavon. Credit: Google Maps

A man has been "seriously injured" in a dog attack in Aberavon, Neath Port Talbot, that took place on Monday morning.

The 24-year-old man was taken to hospital via Air Ambulance following the incident.

The dog involved is believed to be a Pitbull or Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed.

South Wales Police confirmed the dog had been sedated and removed from the area.

In a statement, the force said: "Officers attended Blair Way, Aberavon at around 7am this morning (Monday June 17) following a report of an incident involving a man and a dog.

"A 24-year-old man has been taken to hospital by Air Ambulance with serious injuries. The dog has been sedated and removed from the scene by Police Dog units. Our investigation is ongoing.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident but it has since reopened.

The Welsh Ambulance Service was called to the incident at around 7:15am.

A spokesperson for the service said: “We sent one emergency ambulance to the scene.

“Advanced critical care support was delivered by the emergency medical retrieval and transfer service in a Wales Air Ambulance charity helicopter.

“One person was taken by road to hospital.”

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