Two more arrested after dog attack in play park

The dog being taken away by police officers. Picture by John Tuttiett.
The dog being taken away by police officers. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Two more people have been arrested after a dog attacked children in a play area.

Police have arrested a 34-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control.

A 37-year-old woman who was arrested yesterday (Thursday) has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Up to 11 children were left with injuries after a dog – a tan coloured Staffordshire bull terrier – got into a play park in Burns Avenue, Blyth, at 6.30pm on Wednesday.

Three of the children were kept in hospital overnight for treatment.

Superintendent Mick Paterson, from Northern Area Command, said: “Thankfully these incidents are extremely rare but we recognise that this has been a traumatic incident for those involved, their families and for the wider community.

“The dog remains in a secured kennels at this time. Blyth’s local neighbourhood officers continue to speak to those involved and reassure local residents who have any concerns.”

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information to help should contact police on 101 quoting reference 0945 18/05/16.