A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy has been rushed to hospital with "serious injuries" after being mauled by a dog.
The horror attack occurred in Maple Street in Ashington, Northumberland, yesterday evening.
The dog involved is thought to have been a Staffordshire Pit bull terrier.
The schoolboy was rushed to Newcastle Royal infirmary for treatment.
His injuries are described as serious but not life threatening.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 4.30pm yesterday, police received a report that a dog had injured a child in the Maple Street area of Ashington.”
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The dog has been confiscated by the police.
No action has yet been taken against the owner.
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