NEWS
21/05/2016 00:01 BST | Updated 21/05/2017 06:12 BST

Woman In Court Over Dog Attack At Northumberland Park

A woman has been charged after 11 children were bitten by a dog in a park.

Fathers ran to help when children started to scream after they were attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog on Wednesday evening. 

Nine children needed hospital treatment after the incident at the park in Burns Avenue. 

Claire Neale, 37, of Chasedale Crescent, Blyth, Northumberland, who was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control, will appear at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court on Saturday morning. 

Two people helping police with their inquiries have been released on bail. 

Superintendent Mick Paterson of Northumbria Police Northern Area Command said: "Investigations into this incident are ongoing and I urge anyone with any information to contact the police. 

"We will continue to have extra neighbourhood officers in the area speaking to those involved and offering reassurance to local residents who have any concerns."