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Dog which attacked boy identified
Thomas Miles (family picture)
Thomas Mile was attacked while out walking with his father
A dog which attacked a four-year-old partially sighted boy in Flintshire was a bullmastiff, North Wales Police have confirmed.

It was originally thought that Thomas Miles, four, had been mauled by a dog of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed.

But North Wales Police have now confirmed that the animal, which was destroyed after the attack, was in fact a bullmastiff.

The boy suffered serious leg and arm wounds and was treated in hospital.

The incident was on the Tan y Felin estate at Greenfield near Holywell on the evening of 24 April.

Thomas and his father Stephen, who is also partially sighted, was walking back from a chip shop when the dog attacked.

An off-duty police officer - whose house Mr Miles managed to run to - also needed hospital treatment.

Mr Miles has told police he wants to prosecute the owner of the dog. Police are still investigating.




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