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."