A three-year-old boy has been rushed to John Hunter Hospital after being mauled by a dog while riding his bike in Mayfield last night.
Police say the dog ran from an Antill Street property and attacked the boy just after 6:30pm.
He suffered injuries to his face, neck and upper back, it’s believed his injuries are non-life threatening.
The dog ran back into its property after the attack.
Police and Newcastle City Council are conducting inquiries.
This is the third dog attack on a child in the past week.