Cyprus Mail

Girl attacked and injured by dog in Paphos

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A dog attacked a ten-year-old girl in Paphos on Tuesday, causing multiple injuries, authorities said.

According to police, the incident happened at 6pm, as the girl was walking to a relative’s home in her neighbourhood.

Police said she was walking along the street, when a labrador jumped over a fence of a house and attacked her.

The mother who was nearby rushed to the scene and took the girl to Paphos hospital.

She was diagnosed with injuries to her right thigh and kept for treatment.  She was later released.

The mother reported the incident to police at 10.40pm.

A warrant was issued against the 45-year-old dog owner and her home was searched.

She was charged for failing to take appropriate measures to keep the dog on the premises and is expected to appear in court at a later stage.

In addition, she did not have the dog licence required by the municipality.

The dog was taken to the veterinary services to be examined.

Deputy head of police in Paphos Nikos Tsapis said they are examining the incident seriously.

Tsapis also called on dog owners to take necessary precautions to avoid attacks or their dog’s escaping from their premises.

He added owners should take the necessary steps to register their dogs.



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