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Boy, 11, rushed to hospital with serious injuries to his face from dog bite

Boy, 11, rushed to hospital with serious injuries to his face after he was attacked by dog at property in Melbourne – just days after attack that killed man, 61

  • Boy suffered facial injuries when bitten by dog believed to be Doberman cross
  • Police investigating attack which happened at a Carinlea home in Melbourne
  • Boy, 11, rushed to hospital, where he’s in a serious but stable condition   
  • Second dog attack in Melbourne in three days following fatal attack this week

A boy has been rushed to hospital with facial injuries following a vicious dog attack in Melbourne’s north-west.

Emergency services were called to a Cairnlea home at around 3.20pm on Saturday after reports of a 11-year-old-boy being bitten by a dog, believed to be a Doberman cross.

He was taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Emergency workers remain at the scene of a dog attack in Melbourne’s north-west on Saturday

It’s understood the boy is expected to make a full recovery. 

‘Local rangers are attending and will remove the dog which has been temporarily secured in the rear yard,’ a Victoria Police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia.

‘The investigation into the incident is continuing. 

A neighbour told The Herald Sun the dog was often aggressive.

Police said the dog (pictured) is expected to be removed by council rangers

Police said the dog (pictured) is expected to be removed by council rangers

Victoria Police are investigating a dog attack in Cairnlea which injured a 11-year-old boy

Victoria Police are investigating a dog attack in Cairnlea which injured a 11-year-old boy

‘If I saw that dog half a metre away from me, I’d be scared,’ she said.

It’s the second dog attack in Melbourne in three days, after an American staffordshire terrier mauled wheekchair bound man Leo Biancofiore, 61, to death and injured his wife in Mill Park on Wednesday night.

The dog belonged to Mr Biancofiore’s son. 

The dog involved in Saturday's attack is believed to be a Doberman cross (stock image)

The dog involved in Saturday’s attack is believed to be a Doberman cross (stock image)

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