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Youngster airlifted to hospital following dog attack in Carlow

A 5 year old  has been airlifted to Temple St hospital (Monday) after a dog attack in Carlow.

KCLR news understands the child was attacked by a pitbull in the back garden of a family home in the town.

The youngster is thought to have suffered horrific injuries in the incident.

A neighbour is understood to have intervened to help save the child.