Young boy mauled in face by dog in street before being airlifted to hospital
A little boy has been airlifted to hospital after being mauled in the face by a dog on a street in Kent.
The child, said to be under the age of 10, was walking on Whitehall Road in Ramsgate when he was attacked.
He was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, according to the ambulance service.
His current condition is unclear.
A spokesperson from Kent Police said officers rushed to the scene just before 8.40am on Friday.
“The child has been taken to hospital via air ambulance to be treated for injuries to their face,” they said.
“Officers are at the scene and enquiries are on going.”
A spokesperson for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “We were called shortly after 8.30am today to Whitehall Road, Ramsgate, to reports a person had been injured by a dog.
“Ambulance crews attended and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service.
“The patient was assessed and treated before being airlifted to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.”
An air ambulance was pictured leaving the scene this morning.
Whitehall Road lies just off the A254 Margate Road.
Ramsgate is a popular beach holiday destination.