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Child taken to hospital after being injured by a dog in South Harrow

A child was taken to hospital after being injured by a dog in South Harrow on Friday (20 August). 

Emergency services rushed to the scene outside a parade of shops on Northolt Road, South Harrow at around 5pm.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 5.26pm on Friday 20 August to reports of an incident on Northolt Road, Harrow.

“We sent an ambulance crew, who treated a child at the scene and took them to a hospital.”

Child taken to hospital after being injured by a dog in South Harrow Harrow Online
The ambulance arrived to take the child to hospital. Credit: Abdallah

Met Police told Harrow Online: “Police were called at around 17:15hrs on Friday, 20 August to reports of a child injured by a dog at Northolt Road, Harrow.

“Police attended. At the scene a five-year-old child had sustained a small cut on his eyebrow having approached a dog that was left unattended tied to a lamppost at the location.

“The child was taken by London Ambulance Service to a local hospital where he was treated.

“The dog, a four-year-old German Shepherd/Husky cross, was seized by police at the scene and will be released to its owners under the conditions of an Acceptable Behaviour Order [ABO] requiring that the dog is muzzled and is not left unsupervised in public places.”

The investigation is ongoing.