14-month-old girl dies after dog attack on rural property

A toddler has died following a dog attack in Neerim Junction in central Victoria.

Police and emergency services were called to the rural property on Neerim North Road in Neerim Junction, two hours east of Melbourne, about 6.20am after reports a 14-month-old girl had been bitten.

The girl was reportedly bitten on the face and sustained life threatening injuries. She later died at the scene.

“As you can imagine it’s quite an emotionally charged scene,” Victoria Police said.

Police and emergency services were called to the property on Neerim North Road about 6.20am. Source: 7 News
A dog, understood to be a German Wirehaired Pointer, has been seized from the property. Source: Getty (file image)

It’s understood the child was attacked at the property by a German Wirehaired Pointer.

The dog has been seized by the local council.

Police will investigate the circumstances of the attack and prepare a report for the coroner.

More to come.