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Young girl suffers serious injuries after dog attack in Anerley

PUBLISHED: 11:07 04 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:07 04 June 2013

A 14-year-old girl has been left with potentially life changing injuries after being attacked by a dog in Anerley on Sunday.

The incident took place at around 9.20pm in the play area of St Hugh’s Road when a bull mastiff, off its lead, bit the girl’s arm and began shaking her about.

She was taken to St Thomas’s Hospital, in London, by ambulance and had surgery for the serious injuries to her arm.

A 41-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place, after a warrant was executed at Anerley address on Monday evening. A dog suspected of being involved in the attack was also seized at the address. The woman has been bailed until July 16.

Det Insp Louise Knipe, of Bromley Police’s CID, said: “This was an horrific attack that has left a young girl seriously injured. I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and who witnessed the incident, or who has any further information that could assist us, to contact Bromley Police.”

If you have any information on the attack, call Bromley CID on 020 8284 8859, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111”.

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