Young girl seriously injured in Donegal dog attack

Child playing in garden in Milford area of Buncrana when set upon by the animal

Garda inquiries into the incident are ongoing. File photograph: The Irish Times

Garda inquiries into the incident are ongoing. File photograph: The Irish Times

 

A young girl was seriously injured in an attack by a dog in Buncrana, Co Donegal, on Friday.

The child was playing in a garden in the Milford area of the town in the morning when she was attacked by the dog. The incident happened at 11.30am and the child was taken to Letterkenny hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Garda inquiries into the incident are ongoing. The dog was handed over to the local warden and is understood to have been put down.

The incident follows the death of three-month-old baby girl Mia O’Connell in June after being attacked by a dog while she slept at her home in Clashmore, west Waterford.