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Boy receives compensation after dog attack

A ten-year-old boy who was bitten by a dog when he was out walking has been awarded nearly £6,000 compensation.

The boy was walking along a narrow section of path with his father and brother when they met a woman walking her Alsatian dog. As they all passed each other, the dog jumped at the boy and bit him on the abdomen.

The boy was aged seven at the time of the attack. He sustained five puncture wounds and was left with multiple scars. The physical injuries became less noticeable as he grew but he was affected psychologically for a year after being bitten. He was frightened of dogs and suffered from anxiety attacks.

The dog owner admitted liability and the boy received £5,985 in an out-of-court settlement.

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