Dog destroyed after biting girl aged just six

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A FAMILY’S pet dog has been put down after biting a six-year-old girl in her own home, police have revealed.

The little girl was attacked by the American bulldog at her home on Manor Lane, Manor Park, Sheffield.

Officers were called to the property at 5.40pm on Sunday, February 5.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “It was reported that a dog, a family pet, had bitten a six-year-old-girl at an address on Manor Lane, Sheffield.

“The little girl was bitten in her home by the dog, which is believed to have been an American bulldog.

“As a result, the child was conveyed to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for treatment.

“The dog was later taken to a veterinary surgeon, where it was destroyed with the full consent of the family.”

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