School­girl has lip torn off by dog

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

WEST Mid­lands Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses af­ter a young school­girl suf­fered ‘hor­rific in­juries’ in a bru­tal dog at­tack in Wolver­hamp­ton.

The 12-year-old was walk­ing home through an al­ley­way just off Eller­ton Walk, Park Vil­lage, on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19 when she was at­tacked by a black and white dog.

The an­i­mal, de­scribed as a Husky or Ger­man Shep­herd-type dog, was unat­tended with no owner in sight.

It bit her on her mouth, rip­ping off her bot­tom lip. She will need ex­ten­sive plas­tic surgery to re­pair her in­juries.

A West Mid­lands Po­lice spokesper­son said: “This ap­peal is to help iden­tify the dog re­spon­si­ble for the at­tack, and leav­ing the young girl with life-chang­ing in­juries.

“De­tec­tives are also keen to hear from any­one who has in­for­ma­tion on who the dog be­longs to and those who wit­nessed what hap­pened.”

It is be­lieved the in­ci­dent took place at 3.35pm. Po­lice urge any­one with any de­tails on the at­tack to get in touch on 101.

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