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Appeal for information after toddler was Bitten by dog at Troon Beach

Police are appealing for information after a 2 year-old girl was bitten by a dog on Troon Beach on Saturday morning.

Around 1000 hours on Saturday 17 September, a two year-old girl was on Troon Beach with her grandmother, in the direction of the Royal Troon Golf Club on approach from the Pavilion.

At this time, the family dog was approached by another dog which was off its lead, with no owner present or near. The dog which was off its lead then bit the girl on her face. Her grandmother fought off the animal which then ran off from the area.

The two year-old girl was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to receive treatment for a serious injury to her face. Medical staff describe her condition as stable.

The dog is described as possibly being a black Labrador Cross. The dog was groomed and appeared well looked after. The dog may well have sustained injuries inflicted by the child’s grandmother as she fought off the animal.

Constable David Murdoch from Troon Police Office said today:

“A young girl has been seriously injured by a dog which was off its lead and not the in the presence of any owner.

“I would appeal to anyone who either witnessed the incident or has seen a black dog in the area of Troon beach on Saturday morning to get in contact with police officers.

“Anyone with information can contact officers at Troon Police Office on 101. Alternatively contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in complete confidence.”


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