Essex

Girl, four, hurt in 'dog attack' in Southend

View of Kursaal and Eastern Esplanade
Image caption The girl was hurt on Eastern Esplanade near the Kursaal ten pin bowling alley

A four-year-old girl in Essex has suffered facial injuries after being attacked by a dog.

Police were alerted to reports that the girl had been hurt in Eastern Esplanade near the Kursaal in Southend at 11:35 GMT on Saturday.

She was taken to Chelmsford's Broomfield Hospital for treatment.

A police spokesman said officers were "working with the owner of a Labrador" and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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