By Iain Ramage
A six-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being attacked by a dog.
The youngster was attacked by a Bullmastiff in a house in Culduthel Mains Gardens, Inverness, at 2.45pm on Thursday.
He was taken to hospital with serious facial injuries which aren’t thought to be life-threatening.
A 42-year-old woman has been reported to prosecutors under the Dangerous Dog Act.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police Scotland attended a property in the Culduthel Mains Gardens area of Inverness at around 2.45pm on Thursday following a report of a Bullmastiff dog having attacked a six-year-old boy.
“The child was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and subsequently transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment to serious facial injuries.
“These injuries are not considered life-threatening. The dog has been removed from the property.
“A 42-year-old woman will be reported to the procurator fiscal under the dangerous dogs act in connection with the incident.”