Two Year Old Attacked by Dog at Sawtell

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8 March 2018

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A child has been taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog at a home on the Coffs Coast.

According to Police, the two year old girl was on the verandah of a home in Sawtell about 4:45pm on Thursday afternoon, when she was bitten by a dog.

The child was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for lacerations near her eye and cheek, before being taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

Her injuries are not life threatening.

NSW Police say the dog and child were familiar with each other. The dog was an older dog, not a young dog.

Officers from Coffs Clarence Police District are working with local council and are conducting inquiries into the incident.

This latest incident is another in a spate of recent attacks on children by dogs in NSW.

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