Woman charged over dog attack on tot

Last updated 05:00 12/01/2013

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Police have charged a Rotorua woman whose dog attacked a girl, causing serious injuries.

Detective Sergeant Malcolm Collins said the owner had been charged with owning a dog causing serious injuries under the Dog Control Act.

The offence has a maximum penalty of three years' jail and/or a $20,000 fine.

The woman will appear in the Rotorua District Court on Tuesday.

A 2-year-old girl was admitted to Rotorua Hospital before Christmas with serious facial injuries after being attacked by a pit bull-cross dog at a Ruth St property.

Police were seeking the charged woman's permission to have the dog destroyed.

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