Unregistered dog attacks 5-year-old boy's face

3:03 pm on 28 December 2016
Accident and Emergency

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A 5-year-old boy is being treated in Hutt Hospital for a serious facial injury after being bitten by an unregistered American Pitbull terrier cross.

The boy was flown to Wellington this morning after being airlifted by a rescue helicopter from Wairoa Hospital to Napier Airport at 2am.

Hutt Hospital said the child was in a stable condition.

The Wairoa District Council said the dog had been impounded and an investigation was underway.