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Man airlifted to hospital as dog attack causes ‘life-threatening injuries’

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A man has been airlifted to hospital after a dog savaged him in a vicious attack.

The 50-year-old victim suffered injuries to his arm and face during the incident in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

He is now in a life-threatening condition, the Manchester Evening News reports.

The dog has since been brought under control, but members of the public have been told to avoid the area.

A police scene still remains in place at Yewdale Gardens.

Bolton Council has also dispatched its Dog Enforcement Control Unit.

Greater Manchester Police earlier said in a statement: "Officers were called to Yewdale Gardens, Bolton, at about 1.20pm on Thursday 6 May 2021 to reports a man was being attacked by a dog.

"NWAS [North West Ambulance Service] and an air ambulance attended and a 50-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries to his arm and face.

"A scene remains in place and enquiries are ongoing. The dog has been secured by PetMedics."

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