A five-year-old-girl has been hospitalised after she was attacked by a dog outside a shop.
The attack happened near the Nisa Local in Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees at around 6.30pm on Saturday.
The dog has been seized by police and the girl was rushed to hospital.
A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: ‘Police were called to a report of a five-year-old girl who had been attacked by a dog outside Nisa on Norton Road yesterday at around 6:30pm.
‘Officers attended the scene within minutes of the report being called in and provided medical assistance to the girl whilst waiting for the ambulance.
‘The girl has suffered significant injuries to her face and is receiving treatment in hospital.
‘The owner of the dog remained at the scene following the attack and co-operated with police. The dog has been seized.
‘We would politely ask people to not post photos relating to the incident and to avoid speculating on social media whilst officers continue with their investigation.’
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