AN INFANT aged under two has sustained serious injuries after she was bitten by a dog over the weekend. 

Police officers and paramedics attended the incident which took place at a property in the Hatherley area of Cheltenham just before 6pm on Sunday, April 14.

The child was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to be treated for her injuries and was later transferred to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children where she remains in a critical condition. 

The large dog was seized by police and is currently at a secure kennel while investigations continue. 

It has been confirmed that the dog is not a banned breed.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to get in touch with police by completing a form on Gloucestershire police's website quoting incident 337 of April 14.