A woman has been arrested after a dog attack left an 11-year-old boy with serious injuries.
Greater Manchester Police said a dog was seized and a 35-year-old woman arrested after officers responded to a dog attack in Swanley Avenue, Monsall, Manchester, on Sunday afternoon.
The force said the boy’s injuries are serious but not life-threatening.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and remains in police custody for questioning.
Superintendent Nicola Williams of GMP City of Manchester Division said: “This is an awful attack that has left an 11-year-old boy with serious injuries and his family are understandably incredibly distressed by what has happened.
“I understand the concern an incident of this nature will cause in the wider community, and I want to reassure you that we will carry out an extensive investigation into what has happened.
“The dog has been secured and we have made an arrest of a woman who remains in police custody.
“Our investigation is in its early stages, but we are seeking to understand the full circumstances and will take appropriate action.”
Police are appealing to anyone with information, who witnessed the incident, or has footage – including CCTV, mobile or dashcam – to get in touch.
They can make a report by calling 0161 856 1146 quoting log 1530 of June 4, or use the LiveChat function on GMP’s website www.gmp.police.uk.
People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.