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Man quizzed over dog attack on girl

A man has been arrested after a six-year-old girl had part of her ear bitten off by a dog.

The child also suffered injuries to her neck and shoulder when she was mauled by the animal in a park in Chingford, Essex, on Saturday.

Scotland Yard said a 56-year-old man had walked into Chingford police station and was arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place.

Police said the unprovoked incident happened at about noon yesterday at Pole Hill, Woodberry Way, in front of the girl's parents and her younger brother.

She was taken to a hospital in Essex for surgery, where she is said to be in a "comfortable" condition.

Officers and paramedics arrived at the scene soon after the attack, but the dog and the man with it had gone, the Metropolitan Police said.

A spokesman said earlier that "all possible steps" were being taken to trace them.

Police said the man was in custody at an east London police station. The dog has also been seized.


From Belfast Telegraph