Dog destroyed after attack in neighbour's garden. Boy remains critically ill in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
Police in Swindon are investigating a dog attack where a two year old boy was left with serious facial injuries.
It happened on Sunday 3rd June, the two year old boy was found injured in a neighbour's garden, after being attacked by a dog.
The boy was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with serious facial injuries and is in a stable but critical condition. His parents and family are with him.
A 49 year old man was also injured and received treatment at hospital for an injury to his arm which is not serious.
The dog, believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier type breed, was handed into police by the owner and was destroyed yesterday afternoon.
The owner's are fully co-operating with the police.
Officers are speaking to all parties involved to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
No arrests have been made.
Wiltshire police attended the address in last year and an officer was bitten by a dog at the property. This animal was appropriately assessed at the time and was found not to be a dangerous dog breed. No further action was taken.
Officers cannot confirm at this stage if the same dog that bit a police officer was the same as the one that has been destroyed after attacking the two year old boy. The owner's have been fully co-operating with police and handed the dog in to be destroyed.