Two re-arrested over Chatham dog attack

image captionThe attack happened in the Jenkins Dale area of Chatham

Two people have been re-arrested after a toddler suffered serious injuries in a dog attack.

The girl was attacked in the Jenkins Dale area of Chatham on 4 April and is still in hospital with serious injuries, Kent Police said.

The dog was shot by firearms officers.

A man and a teenager have been re-arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act. Both had been detained on the day of the attack but released later.

The teenager was previously arrested over the same offences and the man has been now also been detained on suspicion of supplying cannabis.

A woman arrested on 5 April on suspicion of dangerous dogs offences answered bail on Wednesday and was released pending further inquiries, a police spokeswoman said.

Kent Police confirmed they had received a call from a member of the public shortly before the attack at 17:10 BST about a dog pulling its handler nearby.

They said there was no information "the dog was behaving aggressively or was of a dangerous breed as described under the Dangerous Dogs Act".

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