A young boy is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a dog in Newcastle yesterday.
Police said the 8-year-old boy was walking in a paddock around 3.10pm when he approached the back fence of a home in Edgeworth.
A dog then approached the fence from the other side, before reaching through and biting the boy a number of times.
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Emergency crews treated the boy at the scene before he was taken to John Hunter Hospital o be treated for a fractured forearm and several bite marks.
Police said the owner of the dog has been spoken to, and that officers from Lake Macquarie are investigating the incident with local council.