Arrest after dog attack in Abronhill

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A 56-year-old man has been arrested in Abronhill after his dog was allowed to run free and bite a small child.

The alleged incident happened in at 6.45pm in Medlar Road yesterday (Monday)

It’s alleged that the man allowed the dog to be out of control in a public place, after the animal approached a five-year-old boy.

The child was bitten by the dog and police were called.

Thankfully the child was not seriously injured in the attack.

Police have arrested the dog’s owner and a report on this incident has been sent to the procurator fiscal.