American bulldog attack: Man held after Bootle boy bitten

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Image caption The boy was attacked by the dog inside a house in Alpha Street

A man has been arrested after a teenager was bitten in the face by an American bulldog, Merseyside Police said.

The 13-year-old boy was attacked by the dog in a house in Alpha Street, Bootle, at about 19:00 GMT on Friday.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The man, aged 41, was arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control. The dog was handed to police to be destroyed.

It was not a banned breed.

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