Child fights for life after dog attack

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A child has suffered life-threatening injuries after being bitten by a dog.

Two people have been arrested following the incident in the Jenkins Dale area of Chatham, Kent on Tuesday evening..

The child is in a critical condition in a London hospital, and the dog was shot dead, police said.

 

 

The force appealed to members of the public who may have footage of the incident to contact police and not to share it on social media.

 

Neighbours said they heard a shot fired and saw a child covered with a blanket being carried to an ambulance.

Jaspreet Uppal said: "First I heard a gunshot, there was a dog on the floor. A few officers carried out a child from the back area of the flats. There is a little park there. I could not see the child, they were covered. I think they were quite small."