Boy, 5, injured in Liverpool street dog attack

A five-year-old boy has been left with a deep wound to his right leg after he was attacked by a dog outside his house, police said.

The boy was playing on his bike in Corinto Street, Toxteth, at 12:50 BST on Tuesday when the Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog bit him.

Police said the dog was "not a banned breed" and had been on a lead at the time. It was later destroyed.

The boy was taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital for treatment.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "He was taken to hospital for injuries to his leg. They are not thought to be life-threatening.

"The owner was spoken to and the animal was handed over to the police. It was humanely destroyed at the owner's request."

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