Toddler injured in third dog attack in just four days

A three-year-old boy has been mauled by a dog in the third serious dog attack in less than a week.

Police said the youngster was riding his bicycle on Antill Street at Mayfield at around 6.30pm on Tuesday when a dog ran towards him from a nearby property and attacked.

The boy suffered injuries to his face, neck, and upper back.


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The dog retreated to its property while the boy was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

Police say his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Local council and police inquiries into the incident are continuing.

It comes just days after a 12-month-old girl was mauled to death by a Rottweiler in the northern NSW town of Inverell on Saturday.

On Sunday, a 10-year-old girl was also attacked by a dog at a home in the Melbourne suburb of Berwick.

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