Young girl in critical condition after dog attack in Cheltenham

An infant is in a critical condition in hospital after being bitten by a dog in her home, police have said.

Gloucestershire Police and paramedics were called to a property in the Hatherley area of Cheltenham just before 6pm on 14 April.

The girl, who is under two years old, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

She was later transferred to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, where she remains.

A police spokesperson said the pet dog is large, but not a banned breed.

They said the animal was seized by officers and is being held at a secure kennel while investigations continue.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

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