Girls face savaged in horror dog attack in park as she tried to help owner

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A girl is reportedly in hospital after her face was savaged by a dog as she attempted to help the owner to fix its harness.

Police said the incident occurred in Navigation Park in Altrincham last night at around 9pm.

It is understood a man, aged around 70, was walking with a dog in the park.

The 17-year-old victim was trying to put the dog's harness back on when it suddenly attacked her.

It savaged her face and is understood to have left her with a "substantial" injury to her cheek and face.

Police are now urging any witnesses to come forward with information.

The man has been describes as a white male, aged around 70 and around 5ft 9in tall, according to a post on the official GMP Trafford South Facebook page.

It was added that he looked unstable on his legs and was sporting a long, brown leather jacket and bobble hat.

The dog has been described as looking similar to a Labrador, being skinny and "fairly young".

The post also said the young canine was wearing a red harness.

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The incident comes after a three-year-old boy tragically died in hospital after "a devastating" farm dog attack.

Young Daniel Twigg was remembered by his family as a "happy, kind and caring little boy who was loved by all who knew him."

Little Daniel was living on the Rochdale farm with his family who were renting their home where the incident happened, according to the Manchester Evening News.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital but soon after was sadly pronounced dead.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 after handing himself in to custody where he remains for questioning.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) says of the several dogs seized from the property of Daniel's death, one cane corso has been humanely destroyed.

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