Seven-year-old left in ‘se­ri­ous con­di­tion’ af­ter at­tack by dog

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY CRAIG MEIGHAN Glas­gow Times

ACHILD has been rushed to hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries fol­low­ing a dog at­tack in Glas­gow. The seven-year-old girl was pounced on by the an­i­mal near Lune­stone Court, in Ar­den, on Wed­nes­day after­noon.

The has been told the dog, whose breed is un­known, has now been seized and po­lice have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The girl was rushed to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal, where she was treated for se­ri­ous but not life threat­en­ing in­juries.

Po­lice Scot­land con­firmed had launched a probe.

A spokesman said: “Po­lice were made aware of an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing a dog at­tack­ing a seven-year-old girl near Lune­stone Court, Glas­gow around 4.10pm on Wed­nes­day, July 8.

“The seven-year-old girl was taken to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous but not life threat­en­ing in­juries

“The dog has since been seized by of­fi­cers and en­quiries are on­go­ing.”

A spokesman for Glen Oaks Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, which is re­spon­si­ble for the prop­er­ties, said they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter. they

He said: “We can con­firm that a child liv­ing in one of our prop­er­ties in Ar­den has been in­jured in a dog at­tack.

“We are cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances of this as a mat­ter of ex­treme ur­gency and have been in con­tact with the fam­ily.

“The well­be­ing and safety of our ten­ants is al­ways paramount and we are of­fer­ing what sup­port we can at this dif­fi­cult time.

“We ex­pect to be work­ing closely with the po­lice as we seek to es­tab­lish ex­actly what hap­pened.”

Glen Oaks Hous­ing As­soica­tion, based in Kil­muir Drive, said they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent

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