Tayside and Central Scotland

Girl, 8, attacked by Rottweiler in Dundee

An eight-year-old girl has been attacked by a Rottweiler dog in Dundee.

Police said the girl was taken to hospital after being bitten on the thigh. She was later discharged after treatment.

The incident happened in the city's Dawson Park at 19:45 on Saturday.

Police said they were still trying to trace the dog and its owner. The animal was said to have been black with a brown face, wearing a blue collar and with a long tail.

A police spokesman said: "There were several dog walkers in the area at the time and any person that saw the incident, or might have an awareness about who the dog belongs to is requested to contact the police by phoning 101 or speaking to any officer."

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