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A three-year-old boy has been flown to Perth for treatment after he was attacked by a large dog at a remote community near Laverton this morning.

The toddler suffered facial wounds, including two or three puncture wounds on his forehead and right jaw, when he was bitten by the camp dog several times at Mulga Queen Community, about 150km north-west of Laverton, about 7.45am.

A Royal Flying Doctor Service spokeswoman said the boy and his grandmother arrived at Jandakot Airport just after 5pm and were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital.

She said the boy was initially taken to Laverton Hospital and transferred to Kalgoorlie, where he was picked up by the RFDS.

The boy was in a stable condition.

“His injuries are not life-threatening but they are serious injuries,” the spokeswoman said.

A police spokeswoman said the toddler had been playing in the front yard of his house when the dog approached and attacked him.

She said the dog belonged to the community.

The West Australian

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