UPDATE: RESIDENTS IN THE STREET HAVE BEEN DEEPLY CONCERNED FOR WEEKS ABOUT "TWO BIG BLACK DOGS" WANDERING THE STREETS.
A three-year-old girl is in hospital after being bitten by two dogs at a Hazelbrook home on Thursday, July 6.
The girl was in the backyard of her grandmother’s Hazelbrook home at about 2.45pm on Thursday, when she was bitten by the family's TWO ROTTWEILERS.
Blue Mountains Local Area Command Acting Inspector Mick Magill said the girl sustained serious facial injuries and numerous bite marks across her body.
She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Police have been told she is in a serious condition; however, the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
“It was an afternoon scene in the sun playing with everybody and the child walked over to the corner and the dogs attacked the child,” Acting Insp Magill said.
“There was nothing untoward done by the child, she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“She’s a young girl with horrific injuries. They’re not life threatening but she will be scarred for life.”
Blue Mountains police and Blue Mountains City Council rangers have seized the dogs and a decision will be made in coming days on the dogs’ future.