Child attacked by dog, Leven

Published 02 February 2017

Police in Fife are investigating following a dog attack in Kirkside Court, Leven.

The incident happened around 5pm on Wednesday, February 1, in a car park in Kirkside Court, where a two-year-old girl was standing with her mother and a female family friend. 

She was approached by a medium sized black dog, similar to a Staffordshire Pitbull Terrier, which subsequently attacked her. 

The dog’s owner was not seen and is still to be traced.

The child sustained serious facial injuries and was taken to the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, for treatment, where she is currently detained. 

Officers are now investigating and are appealing for information in order to trace the dog and its owner. 

The dog is described as a medium sized black dog, similar to a Staffordshire Pitbull Terrier, with a white underside and full length tail.  It also has a white tail tip and was wearing a red collar, with reflective markings.

Police Sergeant Craig Fyall of Levenmouth Police Station said:  “This was a horrific attack on a toddler, who has had to be hospitalised as a result of this incident.

“Fortunately the injuries are not likely to lead to permanent disfigurement, nevertheless it is important that we trace this dog and its owner as soon as possible.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed this attack, or recognises the description of the dog, to get in touch with us immediately.”

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