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Carniry Primary School, Ballymena Image: Google Streetview
Antrim

Five-year-old boy mauled by dog at Ballymena school

The child is said to be in a ‘serious’ condition following the attack, which happened on the last day of term.

THE HEALTH AND Safety Executive in Northern Ireland has launched an investigation, after a five-year-old boy was mauled by a dog at a primary school on the outskirts of Ballymena today.

It happened at Carniry Primary School and the boy has been taken for treatment to hospital in Belfast, where his condition is described as ‘serious’.

School principal Raymond Ross told the BBC that the attack took place in the school’s playground, and that four adults had been present when it happened. He said:

Everyone at the school is very upset and distressed by what has happened. Our hearts go out to the boy and his family.

Ross said that pupils were being allowed into the area one by one to see the dog when the attack happened.

Read: Graphic images show horse’s mauled body in North Dublin>

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