Child raced to hospital with 'potentially life-changing injuries' after dog attack

A child who was attacked by a dog in Doncaster has been taken to hospital with "potentially life-changing injuries".

South Yorkshire Police were called last week after receiving reports of a child being attacked by a dog.

Officers at the scene seized an American Staffordshire terrier breed dog from a property on the street, which was later humanely destroyed.

A six-year-old boy was then taken to hospital and the police say the injuries he suffered in the attack were potentially "life-changing". A man in his 40s was also taken to hospital with non-serious injuries.

The police have not yet made an arrest and are continuing their investigation.

South Yorkshire Police: "Emergency services were called at around 7.15pm on Thursday (May 11) following reports that a child had been attacked by a dog on South Street in the Highfields area of Doncaster.

"Officers attended the scene and an American Staffordshire terrier breed dog was seized from a property on the road, and later put down.