Baby seriously hurt and rushed to hospital after being ‘bitten in face by dog’

Baby seriously hurt and rushed to hospital after being ‘bitten in face by dog’

A baby was rushed to hospital with serious facial injuries after being bitten by a dog, police say.

The tot was attacked on Saturday in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Police were first on the scene and were able to give first aid before the youngster was taken to hospital with a parent.

A man, 27, has been arrested in connection with the incident and released under investigation.

The dog has been removed from its owner while an investigation is carried out, Northamptonshire Police said.

“Officers attended an incident on April 24 in Kettering after a young child had been bitten by a dog,” a force spokesperson said.

“The child sustained facial injuries, which required medical treatment.

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“This was an isolated incident.

“The dog has been removed from the owner as a precaution while investigations into this incident continue.

“A 27-year-old man from Kettering has been arrested in connection with this incident and released under investigation pending further enquiries.”

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