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Girl, 3, required 48 stitches after being bitten on face by dog: OPP

Ontario Provincial Police say they are investigating an incident in which a child required 48 stitches to her face after being bitten by a dog.

OPP say the incident occurred on April 1 in Stirling — a village northwest of Belleville, Ont.

They say the three-year-old girl was with her mother in a common area of an apartment building when a dog came by and bit the child on the face.

Investigators say the dog belonged to a person visiting the building.

OPP say the incident is being investigated under the Dog Owner’s Liability Act.