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Woman charged after children attacked and injured by XL bully dog

A woman has been charged after an XL bully dog attacked three children in East Ayrshire.

Police Scotland said officers were alerted to the incident in the Holmhead Crescent area of Logan at around 7.10pm on Wednesday.

The force said two 10-year-old children sustained minor injuries which did not require medical treatment.

The XL bully dog was seized and a 34-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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The first phase, mirroring legislation brought in by Westminster, came into force on 23 February.

The breed must be kept on a lead and muzzled when out in public. Selling, breeding, abandoning or giving the dogs away is also now illegal.

The second phase, coming into force in August, will make it a criminal offence to own an unlicensed XL bully dog without an exemption certificate.

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