2 Jan 2017

Dog attack victim released from hospital

2:51 pm on 2 January 2017

A five-year-old who was seriously injured after being attacked by a dog last week has been discharged from hospital.

The boy was bitten by the dog near Wairoa, in the eastern North Island.

He suffered a serious facial injury, and was flown from Wairoa Hospital to Hutt Hospital for specialist treatment.

A Hutt Hospital spokesman said he had since been discharged.