Baby taken to hospital after dog attack in Caerphilly, Wales

A five-month-old baby has been taken to hospital after a dog attack.

Emergency services were called to Penyrheol, Caerphilly, on Saturday morning and the baby was taken to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.

A spokesperson for the force said the dog had been seized.

"We were called to an address in Penyrheol, Caerphilly, at around 9.10am on Saturday 29 April, following reports of a dog attack." the spokesperson said.

"Officers attended, alongside paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service.

"A five-month-old baby has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"No other animals were involved in the attack."

Chief Inspector Laura Bartley told Sky News: "Officers will be making further enquiries at this time and will remain at the scene as the investigation progresses.

"It is possible that you may see ongoing police activity in Caerphilly as part of this work, but please do not be alarmed.

"If you have concerns or information then please do stop and talk with us."

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called to the incident at 9am.

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