Five-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Dog Outside Shop, Sustains Serious Facial Injuries

Five-Year-Old Girl Attacked by Dog Outside Shop, Sustains Serious Facial Injuries

In a distressing incident that occurred in the Norton area of Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, a five-year-old girl has suffered severe facial injuries after being attacked by a dog.


The incident took place outside a Nisa store at around 6:30 PM on a Saturday.

Immediate Hospitalization and Dog Seizure

Upon the occurrence of the attack, emergency services were promptly summoned, and the young victim was rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention.

The dog responsible for the attack was owned by an individual who remained at the scene even after the unfortunate event.

Authorities have taken custody of the dog involved in the attack.


Police Investigation and Caution Against Speculation

Cleveland Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

However, they are urging the public not to engage in speculations regarding the circumstances surrounding the attack.

A spokesperson for the police emphasized the seriousness of the situation, stating that the young girl sustained significant injuries to her face and is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The spokesperson also reiterated the cooperation of the dog owner with law enforcement officials.

Social Media Caution

In light of the ongoing investigation, Cleveland Police have appealed to the public to refrain from sharing photos related to the incident on social media platforms.


Additionally, they have requested individuals to abstain from speculating about the incident on social media.

This approach is intended to allow the officers to continue their thorough investigation without any undue influence or misinformation circulating online.


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