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Toddler Hospitalised After Being Mauled By Dogs

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The toddler has been mauled by staffordshire bull terriers, similar to the one pictured
The toddler has been mauled by staffordshire bull terriers, similar to the one pictured

A two-year-old boy has suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked by two dogs in Wiltshire, police said.

The toddler was mauled by the animals, which are believed to be Staffordshire Bull Terriers, in a back garden at around 6pm yesterday before being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.

A 49-year-old man also received hand injuries during the incident at an address in Swanage Walk, Swindon.

Wiltshire Police said both dogs had been seized by officers. No-one has been arrested in connection with the attack yet, the force added.

A police spokesman said: "At approximately 6pm yesterday, an incident occurred in Swanage Walk, Swindon, whereby a two-year-old local boy was injured by two dogs.

"The child was taken to Frenchay Hospital with serious facial injuries and is currently receiving treatment.

"A 49-year-old local man was also injured and received treatment for a hand injury which is not thought to be serious."

Police said the toddler's parents were at their son's bedside.

Investigating officers have appealed for anyone with information about the attack to contact police.