Baby ‘lucky’ after dog bite

Brunswick Street, Nelson (s)

Brunswick Street, Nelson (s)

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Police have said a baby who was bitten by a bulldog in Nelson is “lucky” her injuries are not worse.

The 14-month-old baby girl was bitten by a Johnson American Bulldog on Wednesday morning and police were called out to an address in Brunswick Street at 11-30am.

She was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Blackburn Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to receive treatment for “serious but not life-threatening” cuts.

Police said that the dog has been seized but at this stage there is no evidence that any criminal offence has taken place.