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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 09:07 GMT 10:07 UK
Teenager bitten during dog attack
Police have launched an investigation after a teenager was attacked by a dog in Stenhousemuir.

The 14-year-old was bitten on the stomach by the animal as he was running along a footpath near the local cricket club on Saturday at about 2230 BST.

The tan-coloured dog, which had medium-length hair, is thought to have been a German Shepherd.

Central Scotland Police has launched an appeal for information in a bid to trace the owners of the dog.

The boy was taken to Stirling Royal Infirmary following the incident but was later released.

Meanwhile, Central Scotland Police officers were also investigating an unprovoked assault on another teenager by a gang of youths in Grangemouth on Friday evening.

The 15-year-old boy was hit on the head and suffered cuts and grazes when he was attacked by four youths near an underpass at Thistle Avenue, at about 2130 BST.

The gang, all aged between 16 and 17, were not thought to be from the Grangemouth area.


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