Dog attack injures woman, 22, in Treherbert, Rhondda

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A 22-year-old woman has been badly injured in an attack by a dog, which has since been put down.

South Wales Police were called to a house in Baglan Street at Treherbert, Rhondda, at 22:00 BST on Thursday.

The woman was set upon by an American bulldog and taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries to her arms.

The woman who owns the dog, who is well known to the victim, agreed for the dog to be destroyed and this has taken place, said police.

The injured woman was taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, and has since been transferred to Morriston Hospital in Swansea for further specialist treatment.

Her injuries are not life threatening.

Police said there were no criminal offences committed by the dog owner so no further action will be taken.

The American bulldog is not an illegal breed, police added.

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