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Boy bitten by dog in Ramsgate suffers face injuries and taken by air ambulance to hospital


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A child has been airlifted to hospital after being bitten on the face by a dog.

Police and the air ambulance were called to Ramsgate this morning.

The air ambulance was called after a child was bitten by a dog in Ramsgate. Stock picture: Jason Arthur
The air ambulance was called after a child was bitten by a dog in Ramsgate. Stock picture: Jason Arthur

The boy, who is under the age of 10, was injured in Whitehall Road and flown to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

A Kent Police spokesperson said officers were called at 8.39am to reports a child had been bitten by a dog in Whitehall Road, Ramsgate.

They added: “The child has been taken to hospital via air ambulance to be treated for injuries to their face.

"Officers are at the scene and enquiries are on going.”

An ambulance spokesman said: "We were called shortly after 8.30am today to Whitehall Road, Ramsgate, to reports a person had been injured by a dog.

"Ambulance crews attended and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service.

"The patient was assessed and treated before being airlifted to William Harvey Hospital."

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