Five-year-old girl attacked by dog in Norris Green

A five-year-old girl has suffered injuries to her head, neck and hand in a dog attack at a relative's house in Liverpool, police have said.

Merseyside Police said the girl was attacked by the dog, which was not a banned breed and belonged to a relative, at the house in Wellesbourne Place, Norris Green, on Friday evening.

Her injuries were not life threatening but required surgery, a spokesman said.

The dog was put down after receiving injuries while it was being restrained.

A 24-year-old man from Norris Green was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control, but "has since been released pending a disposal decision", the spokesman said.

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