Dog Attacks Boy on South Street
On 31 October, a teenaged boy was taken to hospital in Dundee after he was bitten by a dog on South Street.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Around 6.55pm on October 31, police received a report a teenager had been bitten by a dog on South Street, St Andrews.
“Emergency services attended and a 13-year-old boy was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
“A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal”.
Since the attack, it is understood that the dog has been put down.
According to The Independent, recently released data from NHS Digital shows that hospital admissions for injuries caused by dogs rose by 17 per cent in 2021-22 from the previous year. This was a total of 8,655 admission as opposed to 7,434 in 2020-21.
The aligns with a statement made by Mr Tulloch to The Independent, which said that numbers of dog bites have more than doubled over the population in the past 20 years.
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