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Woman taken to hospital with facial injuries after dog attack

Published 16/10/2015

Met police officers have seized the dog
Met police officers have seized the dog

A woman has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a dog in south east London.

The woman, in her 30s, was found with severe injuries to her face after the attack in Woolwich, said police. An air ambulance was called, but not needed, and the woman was driven to hospital by ambulance. She is in a "serious but stable" condition, the Met Police said.

Officers were called by paramedics at around 4.30pm to Wilmount Street.

Police have seized the dog and taken it to a nearby kennel. No arrests have been made.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 4.25pm to reports of an incident on Wilmount Street, SE18. We sent an ambulance crew, a single responder in a car, an incident response officer and London's Air Ambulance. The first of our medics were on scene in seven minutes.

"We treated a woman in her 30s for facial injuries and stabilised her at the scene. She was taken to a major trauma centre as a priority by ground ambulance - escorted by the doctor from the air ambulance."

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