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The girl was rushed to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

A young girl has suffered serious injuries after being bitten by a dog in her home.

The child, who is under two, was rushed to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children after the attack at her home in the Hatherley area of Cheltenham just before 6pm on Sunday.

The pet dog has been seized and is being held in secure kennels while police investigate.

It’s since been confirmed that the dog is not a banned breed.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers and paramedics attended the incident which happened at a property in the Hatherley area of the town just before 6pm on Sunday.

‘The child was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to be treated for her injuries and later transferred to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children where she remains.

‘The pet dog, which is a large breed, has been seized by police and is at a secure kennel while investigations continue.

‘It has been confirmed that the dog is not a banned breed.

‘Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to get in touch with police by completing the following online form and quoting incident 337 of 14 April.’

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