Police have arrested two people after an eight-year-old boy suffered ‘serious’ head injuries from a suspected XL bully attack.
Officers were called to Wadham Road, Bootle, around 5.20pm last night where they discovered a boy with head injuries from a dog.
He was taken to hospital and remains in a serious ‘but stable’ condition, Merseyside Police said.
The dog in question, which is believed to be an XL bully breed, has been seized by police.
A man, 30, and woman, 49 – not related to the child – have also been arrested on suspicion of being a person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and causing injury.
Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: ‘This was a horrific attack which has left a young child requiring emergency surgery for injuries to his head.
‘I want to reassure people that he is receiving the best possible care and treatment for his injuries, which are described as life-changing.
‘This case highlights in the starkest terms the potential dangers of dogs, and I would appeal to anyone with information about dangerous dogs in their area to contact us so that we can take pro-active action.’
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