Teen arrested as two children injured and dog killed in Bulldog attack

The children were attacked by a dog in a park near Blackburnhall Gardens, Bathgate, on Wednesday evening.

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A 40-year-old woman and a 16-year-old male have been charged in connection with the incident.

A woman and a teenager have been arrested after two children suffered injuries and a Yorkshire Terrier died in a dog attack in West Lothian.

The children, aged three and ten, and a mini-Yorkshire Terrier were attacked by a Bulldog in Blackburnhall Gardens, Bathgate, at around 6.20pm on Wednesday.

They suffered minor injuries, and the Yorkshire Terrier died during the incident.

Police confirmed a 40-year-old woman and a 16-year-old male have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

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The Bulldog has been seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act as officers continue to investigate.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 40-year-old woman and a 16-year-old male youth have been charged in connection with a dog attack in a park in Bathgate.

“The incident happened around 6.20pm on Wednesday, 5 January, 2022, near Blackburnhall Gardens when two children, aged 10 and 3, sustained minor injuries and a mini Yorkshire terrier died.

“A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”