Girl rushed to hospital after horror ‘XL Bully’ attack in Falmouth | UK | News

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Girl rushed to hospital after horror ‘XL Bully’ attack in Falmouth | UK | News

A young girl has been rushed to hospital after a terrifying attack by an « XL Bully » dog at her home in Cornwall.

The incident, which resulted in « serious injuries » for the unnamed child, happened around 7.10pm on Saturday at a property in Lowenek Close, Falmouth.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: « Police were called by the ambulance service at around 7.10pm on Saturday, April 13 to a property in Lowenek Close, Falmouth. It was reported a child had been bitten by a dog, causing serious injuries.

« The girl was taken to Treliske Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Her next of kin attended hospital with her. Officers attended the scene and seized the dog, which is believed to be an XL Bully. »

An investigation is currently underway to determine the full circumstances surrounding this incident. The police are urging anyone with information that could assist their enquiries to get in touch via their website or by calling 101 and quoting log 827 of 13/4/24.

In England and Wales, it is now a criminal offence to own an XL bully without an exemption certificate. Unregistered pets are being removed and owners could face a criminal record and unlimited fines.

More than 35,000 dogs are now registered. To obtain an exemption certificate, proof is required that the dog has been neutered, is microchipped, and that the owner has paid an application fee and holds liability insurance for their dog.

XL bullies are inherently strong and violent. They were historically bred to be « fighting machines », with the average weight of these genertically engineered dogs being around 60kg.

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