Boy, 5, mauled by dog in Leeds

File picture of an English bull terrier
File picture of an English bull terrier
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A five-year-old boy is in hospital after being mauled by a dog in Leeds.

The child was attacked by the English bull terrier in Albert Mount, Horsforth, at around 6.10pm on Sunday.

Scene of the incident: Albert Mount, Horsforth (Google Maps)

Scene of the incident: Albert Mount, Horsforth (Google Maps)

He was bitten in his face and on his leg.

The youngster is now receiving treatment for the wounds in hospital, police confirmed. His injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

Police said the dog was seized by officers from a nearby address after the attack at the weekend.

A 52-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control. She remained in custody yesterday.

A police spokesman said: “At 6.11pm on Sunday, 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.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101. People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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