Posted: 3 September, 2014
A child has suffered facial injuries after being bitten by a dog in Riverwood
Police have seized a dog suspected of mauling a toddler in Sydney's south this morning leaving the boy with facial injuries.
Witnesses have told police the toddler was bitten by a Rottweiler that was tied up out the front of a shop on Belmore Road in Riverwood just after 10am today.
The dog and owner had left the scene before police arrived, however the owner has since been identified and an investigation is underway.
The boy is in a stable condition in the Children's Hospital at Westmead.
The dog has been impounded.
Police were called to this intersection at Belmore road, near Coleridge street in Riverwood Photo: Google Images
NSW POLICE: A child has suffered facial injuries after being bitten by a dog in Riverwood today.
Police were called to Belmore Road, Riverwood, near Coleridge Street, just after 10am (Wednesday 3 September, 2014) following reports of a dog attack.
On arrival police found a boy suffering facial injuries. Witnesses told police the toddler was bitten by a Rottweiler dog that was tied-up outside a shop.
The boy has been taken to St George Hospital in a stable condition.
Officers from St George Local Area Command are currently searching for the dog and its owner.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au
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