…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.
A 15-year-old girl has been hospitalized with serious injuries following an incident involving a large bully-type dog in Port Clarence.
In response, the local police are urging members of the public to refrain from approaching the dog if they come across it.
As part of their efforts to locate the dog, the police have released a photograph of the animal.
Law enforcement officers are currently conducting a thorough search of the area in an attempt to locate the dog, described as an “XL bully-type” and estimated to be between four and five years old, according to Teesside Live.
A spokesperson from Cleveland Police issued a statement, saying, “Police are warning members of the public not to approach a dog after an incident where a teenager suffered injuries in Port Clarence.
A 15-year-old girl suffered serious injuries and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees following an incident in the Port Clarence area this evening, Monday 29 May.
Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time. Officers are in the area currently searching for the male dog (pictured) which is described as an ‘XL Bully’ type dog and aged 4-5 years.
We would urge people not to approach it, should they come across it.”
Specific details about the incident, which occurred on May 29, have not been disclosed by Cleveland Police.
However, they have confirmed that the girl was transported to the University Hospital of North Tees for treatment.
To ensure public safety, individuals who encounter the dog are strongly advised to immediately contact emergency services by dialing 999.
It is crucial not to attempt any interaction with the animal.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the dog is urged to contact Cleveland Police and reference incident number 103512.