12-year-old girl gets 52 stitches after pitbull attack in Turkey’s Tekirdağ

12-year-old girl gets 52 stitches after pitbull attack in Turkey’s Tekirdağ

TEKİRDAĞ – Doğan News Agency
12-year-old girl gets 52 stitches after pitbull attack in Turkey’s Tekirdağ

A 12-year-old girl has undergone surgery and has received 52 stitches on her face after being attacked by a pitbull in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ.

The incident occurred in the evening of June 4 as İdil Büyükbece was playing in a park with her friends in Kapaklı district. A pitbull, wandering in the streets, attacked Büyükbece’s face. Locals nearby had a difficult time separating the dog from the girl.

The 12-year-old was then dispatched in an ambulance and immediately underwent surgery. Büyükbece was eventually discharged from the hospital, but currently has marks from the attack on her face.

“A pitbull looked after by an unidentified impertinent person has wildly attacked my child and tried to kill her at a park where 15 kids were playing. Thank God for gifting her to us. This could have happened to anyone,” the girl’s father Bilal Büyükbece said.

Kapaklı police teams have launched an investigation into the incident and determined from nearby security cameras that the dog belonged to Yusuf E., who they later detained. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Turkey, Tekirdağ, Pitbull