Three-year-old boy rushed to hospital after being beaten by dog XL Bully: woman, 42, arrested and bailed
- The boy was attacked by a pet at a property in Rotherham on Monday afternoon
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A three-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being mauled by a pet XL Bully dog.
He was attacked outside a residence in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, around 2pm Monday and is reportedly still receiving medical treatment.
South Yorkshire Police seized the dog from the premises and have launched an investigation into the incident.
A 42-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of letting a dog get dangerously out of control. She has now been released on bail.
A three-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being mauled by a pet XL Bully dog. He was attacked outside a residence in Rotherham, South Yorkshire (pictured) at around 2pm Monday and is reportedly still under medical treatment.
Police were called to a residence on Spalton Road, Parkgate, Rotherham at 2.08pm on Monday for reports of a dog attack.
Officers discovered that a toddler was injured in the attack. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
“A 42-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion that the owner or responsible person dangerously allowed a dog to get out of hand,” said a police spokesperson. “She was later released on bail.”
The dog was also seized by the police.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact police on 101, citing incident 538 of April 17.
NHS data released last year revealed that the number of Britons mauled by dogs has increased dramatically since 2008 – a rate of 15 cases for every 100,000 of the UK population.
Overall, the number of patients requiring hospital treatment following a dog attack has more than doubled over the past 15 years – with more than 10,000 people now requiring specialist medical care each year.
Ten people were tragically killed as a result of dog attacks in 2022, compared to five deaths in 2021 and two in 2020.
The rising number of fatal dog attacks has also prompted some to call for a review of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 – a piece of legislation that placed a blanket ban on four specific ‘fighting style’ breeds in the UK; the Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasiliero.