A child was taken to hospital on Saturday after being bitten by a dog believed to be an XL Bully.

Police were called by the ambulance service at around 7.10pm on Saturday to a property in Lowenek Close, Falmouth.  

The girl was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Her next of kin attended hospital with her. 

Officers attended and seized the dog. An investigation remains ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

Anyone with information which could help with enquiries is asked to contact police via the website or by calling 101 quoting log 827 of 13/4/24.