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.

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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.”

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