Girl is attacked by dog in Upper Holloway park

An 11-year-old girl suffered injuries to her stomach in a dog attack on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to Whittington Park, off Holloway Road, Upper Holloway, just before 5pm, to reports a child had been bitten by a dog.

The girl was taken to hospital with an injury to her abdomen but has since been discharged.

Two dogs have been seized by police and a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act. He was bailed to return to police at a later date.

An Islington Police spokesman said enquiries were ongoing and that the breed of dog is yet to be established.

Islington Council’s executive member for community safety, Paul Convery, said: “This was an absolutely horrifying incident. We all wish the little girl a speedy recovery.

“If it transpires that a dog was out of control in one of our parks we will support the strongest action being taken.”