Friday 19 January 2018

Boy in serious condition in hospital after being mauled by dog at school in Antrim

Lesley-Anne McKeown

A FIVE-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being mauled by a dog in Co Antrim.

The attack happened at Carniny Primary School on the outskirts of Ballymena.


The boy was taken to hospital in Belfast where his condition has been described as serious.


The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.


Ballymena Borough Council confirmed the dog had been humanely destroyed.


A statement said: "Our thoughts are with the child and his family at this distressing time.


"A representative from Environmental Health attended the school following the incident and, having liaised with those involved, instigated appropriate actions to seize the dog.


"The dog has now been put down.


"Ballymena Borough Council is working alongside all appropriate organisations to carry out a full investigation."

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