A BOY remains in hospital after a dog attack in Doonside overnight. Police said the dog bit the 11-year-old boy was playing in the backyard of a Wilkie Cres home on Tuesday at 5.30pm.

He suffered facial injuries including lacerations to his forehead, swelling and cuts on his arm. The boy was treated by paramedics on scene before he was rushed to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

The dog was secured while police and Blacktown Council investigate the incident.