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Girl, 12, bitten by border collie dog in Burghley Court, Bourne




A 12-year-old girl suffered a bite to her right cheek when she was attacked by a dog in Bourne.

The incident on Sunday (April 7) involved a border collie and took place in Burghley Court.

Insp Ian Martin of Bourne Police said: "This was a nasty injury and the girl was very lucky not to have lost her eye.

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"A crime of having a dog that is dangerously out of control was recorded and the owner has been interviewed, with further enquiries to be completed by a specialist wildlife officer.

"At this stage it is hard to predict the outcome for the dog, but the specialist officer will help to determine whether a condition is applied to keeping it, such as muzzling.

"We pass our best wishes to the girl for a speedy recovery."

Some breeds of dog are banned in the UK because they are too dangerous.

Anyone with information on the dog attack should contact Bourne Police on 101 quoting incident 190 of April 7.



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