Friday, 29 May 2015

Rise in 'dog bite' hospital admissions

The number of people taken to hospital after dog attacks has risen by 76% in the past decade, new figures show. Between March 2014 and February this year, 7,227 people needed medical attention after being "bitten or struck" by a dog - up from 4,110 in the corresponding period ten years ago. Young children were the most commonly affected, the Health and Social Care Information Centre statistics showed. Charity Dogs Trust said the statistics were "deeply concerning".

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