Baby hospitalised after dog attack

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A baby girl has been hospitalised after being attacked by her family dog.

The 19-month-old from Tapawera, south of Nelson, was flown to Nelson hospital with injuries to her head and face.

Tasman District Council spokesman Chris Choat says the dog was a Mastiff cross.

"A family dog has turned on the family's daughter, the dog has subsequently been removed and put down with the owner's consent.

"It sounds like a very unfortunate incident."

Mr Choat says the dog had been with the family for seven years.

- Newstalk ZB

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