UPDATE: Young child attacked by dog at Chesterfield home

Rutland Road, Chesterfield.
Rutland Road, Chesterfield.

Police were called out to an address in Chesterfield today after a young child was attacked by a dog.

The incident took place on Rutland Road, off the West Bars roundabout, shortly after noon today.

A Derbyshire Police spokesperson said officers were called to reports of a young child having been bitten by a dog.

The child has since been taken to hospital, and the dog has been seized.

Neighbours said around five emergency service vehicles attended the incident - including a specialist dog unit.