Girl, 6, suffers injuries after being bitten by pitbull dog on beach

Police appeal for information after girl attacked while walking along Cramond Beach in Edinburgh with teenage relatives.

Girl, 6, injured after being attacked by pitbull dog on Cramond Beach in Edinburgh iStock

A six-year-old girl has suffered injuries to her face, body and arms after being bitten by a pitbull dog on a beach in Edinburgh.

The girl was attacked while she was walking on Cramond Beach with three older teenage relatives at around 5pm on Friday.

She required medical attention for her injuries.

The man in charge of the dog is described as white, about 60 years old, 6ft, of average build, and with a white beard. He was wearing a red baseball cap, a long black coat and blue jeans.

The dog is described as a black pitbull wearing a blue and white collar.

Police Scotland say the man left the area with the dog following the attack

Anyone who recognises the descriptions of the man and dog should call 101 quoting reference 2853 of March 18, 2022

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