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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Garvagh animal attach leaves child hospitalised

A child has been hospitalised following an animal attack in Garvagh on Sunday afternoon.

The child was initially treated at the scene before then being transported to the Royal Victoria Hospital for Children in Belfast, by ambulance.

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A spokesperson for NIAS said

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“The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 14:11 on Sunday 26 April 2020 following reports of an animal attack Drumeen Drive, Garvagh. NIAS despatched one Emergency crew to the scene.

“The Charity Air Ambulance with HEMS crew on board were also tasked to the incident.” 

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DUP councillor Adrian McQuillan who lives close by said:

“I know this family very well and giving them my full support. The latest I have heard is that she does not have any life threatening injuries.

“People have been leaving brand new toys on my doorstep to give to the little girl and her family. When the chips are down this community really rallies round.”

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