Thursday, June 16, 2011

Four injured in Fairfield West dog attack

From Fairfield Advance

A TEN-YEAR-OLD girl and three adults were injured in a dog attack outside a Fairfield West shopping centre last night.
About 8.30pm emergency services were called to an area behind the shopping centre on Hamilton Rd.
The girl, her mother and two men, aged 48 and 39, reported being bitten by two dogs described as brown pit bulls.
It is believed the girl received stitches to her elbow while the three adults were treated for superficial bite wounds.
Police said the dogs became loose after a man tied them up and went into the shopping centre.
He returned a short time later, regained control of the dogs was last seen walking down Hamilton Rd towards the Cumberland Hwy.
Police wish to speak with the man about the incident. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 25 years of age, 170 to 175cm tall, and with a slim build.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the man or dogs should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, Fairfield police on 9728 3899 or Fairfield’s confidential crime reporting hotline on 9728 8444.

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