Teenager bitten by dog in Kirkintilloch

A Japanese Tosa
A Japanese Tosa

A DOG has been seized by police after biting a 16-year-old girl on the thigh.

The teenager schoolgirl was bitten on the thigh by a Japanese Tosa-type cross-breed dog in the Hillhead area

Local officers from Kirkintilloch Police Office, with the assistance of specialist officers from Police Scotland Dog Branch, have traced the owner and removed the dog to an SPCA centre.

A 27-year-old woman from Hillhead has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for a contravention of the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The alleged incident took place last Tuesday, July 30.

Community Policing Inspector Keith Bartlettsaid: “Thankfully, on this occasion the girl’s injuries were not serious, but could easily have been worse and the Procurator Fiscal will decide what happens to the dog.

“Dog owners must keep control of their pets at all times when out in public areas.”

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