Child injured following dog attack

A three-year-old boy has been attacked by a dog while riding his bicycle in Mayfield overnight.

The boy was riding his bicycle on Antill Street, Mayfield, shortly after 6.30pm yesterday, when a dog ran towards him from a nearby property and attacked the child.

The boy suffered injuries to his face, neck, and upper back.

The dog retreated to its property and the boy was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition. His injuries are non-life-threatening.

Local council and police are investigating.