A woman has been charged by police after a young girl was bitten by a dog.

The 18-year-old woman has been charged under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

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The attack happened between 3pm and 3.40pm on Sunday in a park near Heathhall community centre in Dumfries.

The four-year-old girl was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where she was treated for a superficial bite wound.

It is understood that a young black and tan coloured Alsatian dog bit the girl on the leg.

A report is being prepared for the procurator fiscal.