Girl, 11, is rushed to hospital after dog attack and woman is arrested for ‘obstructing police and having dangerously out of control animal’
- Emergency Services were called to Erith, south-east London on Saturday, 1 April
- The Met says armed officers attended and removed the animal from the address
A young girl has been rushed to hospital after a dog attack in London, with police arresting a woman on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control.
Emergency services rushed to Erith in south-east London after an animal allegedly attacked an 11-year-old girl at a house just before 2pm on Saturday, 1 April1.
She was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
The Metropolitan Police says it sent armed officers to the scene in Byron Drive and removed the dog from the address.
It added that a woman was arrested by officers on suspicion of obstructing police and having a dog dangerously out of control.
Police were called to Byron Drive (pictured) in south-east London after reports a girl was attacked by a dog on Saturday, 1 April
The Met says armed officers attended the scene and the dog was ‘contained and removed from the address’ (stock photo)
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called at approximately 13:40hrs on Saturday, April 1, to reports of a child injured after being attacked by a dog at an address in Byron Drive, Erith.
‘Officers, including armed officers, and London Ambulance Service attended. The child – an 11-year-old girl – was taken to hospital. Her injuries have been assessed as not life-threatening.
‘No reports of any other injuries. The dog was contained and removed from the address.
‘A woman – no further details – was arrested for obstructing police and having a dog dangerously out of control.
‘Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.’
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 2.03pm on Saturday, April 1, to reports of an incident on Bryon Drive, Erith.
‘We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew. London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched to the scene.
‘We treated a patient and took them as a priority to a major trauma centre in south London escorted by a medic from the air ambulance.’