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Toddler Seriously Injured In Dog Attack
A two-year-old boy has suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked by a dog in Swindon.
The toddler was mauled by the animal, which is believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog, in a neighbour's garden at around 6pm on Sunday.
He was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment and is in a stable condition.
A 49-year-old man received treatment for a hand injury, which is not thought to be serious.
Wiltshire Police said the dog had been seized by officers and will be destroyed. No-one has been arrested in connection with the attack yet, the force added.
The incident took place at an address in Swanage Walk, Swindon.
A police spokeswoman said: "The child was taken to Frenchay Hospital with serious facial injuries and is currently receiving treatment.
"The child's parents are with their son."
An investigation is now under way and officers have appealed for anyone with information about the attack to contact police.
The spokeswoman added: "We understand that an incident such as this will cause a great deal of distress in the community.
"The investigation is in the very early stages and we will keep the community updated with progress."
:: Anyone with information is urged to call Wiltshire Police on 101.