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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 October 2006, 12:41 GMT 13:41 UK
Girl, 6, attacked by pit bull dog
A six-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a pit bull terrier.

Tyla Cole was with her father, Marcus, when the dog turned on her at a friend's house in Norwich on Sunday.

Mr Cole, 34, of Cromer, Norfolk, managed to pull the animal off his daughter - but not before she suffered injuries to her back and thigh.

Police said: "Clearly this is a tragic accident which has resulted in a young girl receiving some nasty injuries."

"This is now a civil matter. No criminal offences have been committed," the spokesperson added.

The dog has now been destroyed.




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