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All five traveled to the Countess of Chester Hospital in Cheshire for treatment. Following the attack, police seized the animal and transported it to a secure kennel. He performed on August 30 at Luton Park in the town of Ellesmere Port.
A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “At 2.40pm on Tuesday August 30, police were called to a report of a dangerous dog in Luton Park, Ellesmere Port.
“Officers attended the scene and found a Rottweiler, which was out of control and out of control.
“During the incident, five people were bitten while trying to control the dog.
“They all suffered minor injuries and went to the Countess of Chester Hospital for treatment.
“The dog was later seized by officers and is currently in a secure kennel.”
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The UK has seen a sharp rise in dog bites over the past 15 years, with the number of hospitalizations due to an attack doubling.
NHS data up to 2019 showed that 10,000 people a year needed hospital treatment for a stroke or 15 in every 100,000.
In 2005, that number was seven out of 100,000.
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There have been at least eight fatal dog attacks in the UK in 2022, up from three in 2021 and two in 2022.
The RSPCA had previously raised concerns about people during the pandemic buying dogs without knowing the conditions in which they had previously been kept.
In 2020, the RSPCA warned of a “dog welfare crisis [was] on the horizon”.
The NHS advises anyone bitten by a dog to clean the wound with soap and water, then gently squeeze the wound to help prevent infection before covering it with a clean dressing.
For deeper or more serious injuries, call 999.