A child has been rushed to hospital following a dog attack in Scarborough on Wednesday evening.
Police were called to the scene at Conlins Road and Good road in the area of Morningside and Highway 401 shortly before 6.p.m. where the dog had the boy by the throat.
They have confirmed that the dog was shot by police officers upon their arrival on the scene.
The boy, who is thought to be under the age of ten suffered several bites in the attack and has been taken to hospital for treatment, however his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
A police officer was also bitten by the dog as he tried to fight him off but police confirmed in a tweet that his injuries are not serious.