Boy, 4, rushed to hospital after he was mauled by dog in latest horror attack 2 months ago

Boy, 4, rushed to hospital after he was mauled by dog in latest horror attack

Just last week a two-year-old boy was savagely mauled by a dog in Worcester

A four-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being mauled by a dog in Scotland.

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Police were called to reports of a young boy who had sustained "serious, but not life-threatening injuries" at a property in the Craiglea Road area of Duntocher, Clydebank on Saturday night.

The boy was taken to hospital but luckily his injuries are not life-threatening.

Police have now launched an investigation into the incident and say their "enquiries are ongoing”.

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The incident comes during a spate of dog attacks. Last week, a two-year-old boy was savagely mauled by a dog in Worcester, in what West Mercia Superintendent Rebecca Love described as a "tragic incident."

Craiglea Road/ Via Google Maps Craiglea Road/ Via Google Maps

And an 8-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after he was bitten on the face in Cannock.

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On March 21, 17-month-old Bella Rae Birch was killed by what Merseyside Police confirmed as an American Bully XL and earlier this month a baby was mauled to death by a husky in Lincolnshire.

An RSPCA dog specialist attributed the rise in dog attacks, in part, to impulse buying puppies over lockdown.

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"People found themselves in a situation where they wanted some companionship, wanted something for their children to look after," Dr Sam Gaines told the Sun. "Whether that led to some impulse purchases, or impulse acquisitions for people without asking: 'Do I have the time, do I have the resources and finances to make what is a very long-term commitment?'"

"We are worried that some of the incidents could be related to that," she added. "Some of the increases in dog bites we've seen - they may well be as a result of that."

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