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Boy bitten by out-of-control dogs on Brighton traveller site
9:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A teenager was taken to hospital after being bitten by dogs on a traveller site.
Police and animal welfare officers were called to the encampment in Waterhall, Brighton, at about 10.10am yesterday following the incident.
A witness said two lurchers attacked a number of other dogs before biting the 13-year-old.
Police confirmed the boy, who is staying on the encampment, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after receiving injuries to his legs and buttocks.
Inspector Bill Whitehead, of East Brighton Neighbourhood Police Team, said: “Fortunately, none of the bites will leave his skin permanently damaged but both he and his family are understandably very distressed by the attack.
“Two lurcher type dogs have been seized and officers and animal welfare representatives are in the process of trying to identify the rest of dogs that attacked the boy and their owners.”