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Girl, four, bitten by dog in street

Published 11/04/2015

A four-year-old girl was bitten by a
A four-year-old girl was bitten by a "Staffy-type" dog in Brighton, police said

A four-year-old girl has been treated in hospital after being attacked by a dog.

The victim was outside shops with her older sister in Brighton on Thursday evening when the dog - described by Sussex Police as a "Staffy-type" breed - bit her.

The girl suffered a single puncture wound to her upper lip following the incident in Findon Road, Whitehawk, at around 6.30pm. She was treated at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital.

Police said the dog was off the lead with two similar dogs - two were black and one was white. They were with a man described as being in his 50s, with bright purple hair and a brown moustache.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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