Two charged after children injured in dog attack

A dog also died in the incident in Bathgate, West Lothian, on Wednesday.

Lucinda Cameron
Friday 07 January 2022 13:44
Police said two people have been charged (David Cheskin/PA)
Police said two people have been charged (David Cheskin/PA)

A woman and a teenager have been charged after a dog attack left two children injured and a terrier died.

The incident happened near Blackburnhall Gardens in Bathgate, West Lothian on Wednesday evening.

Police Scotland said two children aged three and 10 sustained minor injuries and a mini Yorkshire terrier died.

The force said a 40-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy have been charged in connection with the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 40-year-old woman and a 16-year-old male youth have been charged in connection with a dog attack in a park in Bathgate.

“The incident happened around 6.20pm on Wednesday January 5 near Blackburnhall Gardens when two children, aged 10 and three, sustained minor injuries and a mini Yorkshire terrier died.

“A full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

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