May 17, 2022

Baby boy mauled by dog in park rushed to hospital by air ambulance

A baby boy has been mauled by a dog in a park in Merseyside.

The 17-month-old has been rushed to hospital by air ambulance following the attack in Netherton this afternoon.

Merseyside Police confirmed the baby boy was mauled by a dog in Marian Gardens.

Officers said the child suffered a leg injury after being bitten by the dog, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Police said the dog has been seized by police and its owner will be questioned.

Emergency services respond to the scene of the dog attack at the park in Bootle
Emergency services respond to the scene of the dog attack at the park in Bootle

A helicopter responds to a dog attack at Marian Gardens
The boy was flown to hospital by air ambulance

A Merseyside police spokesperson said on Sunday: “Emergency services were called to reports that a baby had been attacked by a dog in New Park Court on Bridge Lane in Bootle today.

“At around 1.25pm police received reports that a 17-month-old baby boy was bitten on the leg by a dog.

“The baby has been taken to hospital by air ambulance to be treated for a non-life threatening leg injury.

“The dog has been seized and its owner will be questioned by police. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”

Some witnesses claimed the boy was playing on a swing when the dog attacked.

However police had not confirmed that detail.