Girl airlifted following dog attack in Stoke-on-Trent

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Saturday 11th July 2015 – 1.15pm – Claire Brown.

A six-year-old girl has suffered extensive facial injuries after being bitten by a dog in Staffordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Pretoria Road in Etruria at 10.15am today (Saturday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a six-year-old girl who had sustained multiple bite wounds to her face after reportedly being attacked by a dog at the property.

“The girl, who was understandably upset, was given pain relief to help ease her discomfort before ambulance staff assessed her nasty wounds and carefully applied dressings. The little girl was then airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further emergency care and surgery.

“The girl’s mum travelled in the helicopter to hospital and upon arrival in A&E the girls’ condition was said to be serious but stable.”


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