Boy mauled by dog in Sydney’s west

A boy is recovering in hospital with facial injuries after being attacked by a dog at Doonside, in Sydney’s western suburbs.

Police have been told that about 5.30pm on Tuesday an 11-year-old boy was playing in the backyard of a house on Wilkie Crescent, Doonside, when he was mauled by the dog.

He suffered facial injuries including lacerations to his forehead, swelling, and cuts to his arm.


He was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital.

The dog has been secured and police from Blacktown Local Area Command are working with local council rangers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.