Child seriously injured in Chatham

Kent Police was called at 5.26pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017 to an incident where a child had been bitten by a dog, sustaining life threatening injuries, in the Jenkins Dale area of Chatham.

Officers, including firearms officers, attended and to ensure public safety the dog was shot dead.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Service also attended and the injured child has been taken to a London hospital in a critical condition.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident and they have been taken into custody while enquiries into the incident continue.

Members of the public who may have footage of the incident are asked to contact Kent Police on 101 and not upload it onto social media.


James Walker
Press Officer
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01634 792144 ext. 04 2144
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