Child fighting for life in hospital after dog attack in own home

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A child was fighting for her life after being mauled by a dog in her own home. The girl, aged under two, was rushed to hospital after suffering 'serious injuries'.

She was inside her home when she was bitten by the dog on Sunday, April 14. The infant remained in a critical condition in hospital.

Police said the dog was a 'large breed' but was not a banned variety. The pet was seized by officers and placed in a secure kennel while the police investigation continued

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It happened in Cheltenham, police confirmed. Gloucestershire Constabulary said: "An infant sustained serious injuries after she was bitten by a dog inside her home in Cheltenham on Sunday, April 14.

"The child, who is aged under two, is in a critical condition at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Officers and paramedics attended the incident which happened at a property in the Hatherley area of the town just before 6pm on Sunday.

"The child was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to be treated for her injuries and later transferred to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children where she remains. The pet dog, which is a large breed, has been seized by police and is at a secure kennel while investigations continue.

"It has been confirmed the dog is not a banned breed. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to get in touch with police by completing the following online form and quoting incident 337 of April 14:"