Boy suffers ‘significant injuries’ after being mauled by dog on housing estate

Police and the air ambulance were called to a home in Bentilee in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire where a 12-year-old boy endured injuries to his face, back, chest and legs.

A boy has been left with ‘significant injuries’ after being mauled by a dog on a city estate.

Police and the air ambulance were scrambled to Bentilee in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire at around 2pm this afternoon to reports of a dog attack.

A 12-year-old boy was left with injuries on his face, back, chest, and legs.

Meanwhile a man in his 20s has also sustained injuries to his legs.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “Police were called at 2pm this afternoon to reports that a child had received significant injuries after being bitten by a dog in Bentilee.

“Officers attended the property on Dawlish Drive where a 12-year-old boy had suffered injuries to his face, back, chest and legs.

“A man in his 20s also received injuries to his legs.

“The boy has been taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital by ambulance.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed the air ambulance was also scrambled to the area.

A spokesperson said: “We were called at 1.56pm to an emergency at a private residential property in Bentilee.

“We sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT Trauma doctor and critical care paramedic on board to the scene.

“On arrival crews found one patient who had sustained serious injuries and was conveyed by land ambulance to hospital. A second patient, with less serious injuries was discharged on scene.”