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Girl, 3, suffers life-changing injuries after being bitten by dog as woman is arrested

A three-year-old girl has suffered life-changing injuries after being bitten by a Doberman dog.

The child was attacked in Havant, Hampshire last night before a 44-year-old woman was arrested, police said.

The girl is in hospital receiving treatment and the dog has been seized by officers, added the force.

A full statement from Hampshire Police said: “Officers investigating a serious injury dog bite incident, where a child has been left with life changing but not life threatening injuries, have arrested a woman.

“At around 6.35pm yesterday, Monday 8 August, we received a report that a 3-year-old girl had been bitten by a dog on Botley Drive, Havant.

“The girl was taken to the Queen Alexandra hospital for treatment where she remains.

“The dog, a Doberman, has been seized by police.

“A 44-year-old woman from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

“She remains in custody at this time.”

No further details of the injured child or the woman arrested have so far been released by the police.