Dog attack: Girl airlifted to Newcastle

A six-year-old girl was airlifted to a Newcastle hospital after a dog attack in Tamworth yesterday.

The little girl received serious injuries to her legs when she was attacked in the Garden St home of a family member about 3.15pm on Saturday.

The child’s mother and grandmother freed her from the dog and called an ambulance.

She was taken to Tamworth Base Hospital with extensive injuries to both legs. She was flown to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.

The dog, a five-year-old crossbreed, was secured and its owners have told police they intend to surrender it to the council for destruction.

Police inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

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