An 11-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a dog attack in Manchester yesterday afternoon.

Following a dog attack on Swanley Avenue yesterday, June 4, a dog has been seized and a 35 year old woman arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control.

Police and North West Ambulance Service attended a scene, which has now been closed, and the woman remains in police custody for questioning.

Although the boy sustained serious injuries officers say these are 'thankfully not life-threatening'.

Superintendent Nicola Williams of GMP City of Manchester Division said: “This is an awful attack that has left an 11-year-old boy with serious injuries and his family are understandably incredibly distressed by what has happened.

“I understand the concern an incident of this nature will cause in the wider community, and I want to reassure you that we will carry out an extensive investigation into what has happened.

“The dog has been secured and we have made an arrest of a woman who remains in police custody. Our investigation is in its early stages, but we are seeking to understand the full circumstances and will take appropriate action.

“We are appealing to anyone with information, who witnessed this incident, or has footage - including CCTV, mobile or dashcam – to make themselves known. You can make a report by calling 0161 856 1146 quoting log 1530 of 4 June 2023, or you can use the LiveChat function on GMP’s website:

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.