Penwortham pub dog attack - everything we know so far

A five-year-old girl was attacked by a dog in the Fleece Inn in Penwortham on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 10:44 am
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 5:09 pm
The Fleece Inn in Penwortham

Police and paramedics were called to the Liverpool Road pub at 3.25pm, and the child was taken to hospital for treatment for facial injuries.

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A spokesperson for The Fleece Inn said: “All our thoughts are with the little girl involved in Sunday afternoon’s incident.

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"Our team acted quickly to call 999 when it happened and are supporting the police’s investigation with CCTV footage from the pub.

Here is everything we know so far:

• The child was in the Fleece Inn in Penwortham on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

• Police and paramedics were called to the pub following reports a child had been bitten by a dog.

• The dog is believed to belong to another customer in the pub at the time.

• The child was taken to hospital for treatment for facial injuries.

• The police are not thought to be pursuing a criminal investigation.

• Officers have confirmed the dog is not a banned breed, and the animal has not been seized.