Woman arrested after incident in Blyth

19 May 2016 11:28 AM

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This is an update in relation to the report of a dog attacking children in Burns Avenue, Blyth.

Police have this morning, (Thursday, May 19), arrested a 37 year-old woman on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control.

The animal is believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier dog and remains in secure police kennels.

Eleven children were taken to hospital for treatment to puncture wounds. Three of the children were kept in hospital overnight for treatment.

Extra officers are in the area speaking with people and offering reassurance.

Anyone with concerns or any information to help is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 0945 18/05/16.

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