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Probe after man hospitalised by dog bite in Belfast

By Claire Williamson

Published 10/08/2016

A young man has been taken to hospital after reportedly being bitten by a dog in east Belfast
A young man has been taken to hospital after reportedly being bitten by a dog in east Belfast

A young man has been taken to hospital after reportedly being bitten by a dog in east Belfast.

Belfast City Council have confirmed that an investigation has been launched following an incident involving two dogs.

The breed of the animals is not known at this stage.

Police attended a call to an incident in the Abetta Parade and Grand Parade areas on Monday, August 8.

A PSNI spokesman said: "The dog warden attended and will lead an investigation into the incident."

It has been claimed children, a pensioner and a cyclist were also chased during the incident.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended just before 8pm and sent a rapid response vehicle and one ambulance.

An NIAS spokeswoman said they responded following reports of a young male having been bitten by a dog in Grand Parade.

Following an initial assessment at the scene the man was taken to the Ulster Hospital.

Belfast City Council issued a statement to the Belfast Telegraph confirming an investigation had now been launched.

A City Hall spokeswoman stated: "We can confirm that the PSNI sought assistance last night in relation to an incident concerning two dogs.

"Our Dog Wardens attended the incident and there is an ongoing investigation.

"We cannot comment any further in relation to this incident."

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