We have arrested a man and seized a dog in Liverpool following an incident today (Wednesday 6 October).
A around 3.25pm we received a report that a child had been bitten by a dog in Crown Street Park.
Emergency services attended and the (male) child was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested a 20-year-old man from Liverpool on suspicion of Section 3, Possessing a Dangerous Dog Out of Control. He was taken into custody where he will be questioned by police.
A dog was also seized by officers at the scene.
Officers remain at the scene while witness enquiries are carried out and anyone with further information is asked to contact police.
Chief Inspector Rob Ross said: “We simply will not tolerate irresponsible dog ownership on Merseyside.
“While our officers were able to quickly make one arrest and seize a dog, our enquiries into this appalling incident, which left a child injured, continue.
“Our officers will remain in the Crown Street Park area this evening while enquiries are carried out and to provide reassurance to the local community.
“If you were in the Crown Street Park area this afternoon and saw anything or anyone suspicious then please let us know. Any information you hold could be vital to our enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or call 101 with reference 21000694244. You can call the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.