Girl, 5, suffered facial injuries in dog attack in Liverpool

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image captionOfficers are investigating following a dog attack in Garston

A five-year-old girl has been treated in hospital for facial injuries after being mauled by a dog, police said.

The girl was at a house on Chesterton Street in Garston, Liverpool when she was attacked by the animal at 14:00 GMT on Saturday.

Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, Merseyside Police has confirmed.

The dog, which is believed to be a pit-bull-type cross, was destroyed and inquiries are ongoing.

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