A young girl has been the subject of a serious dog attack at Springfield late this afternoon.
The victim is a 5 year old girl who was visiting Ipswich with her family.
Police, ambulance and council officers are at the scene.
The family returned home and a group of children reportedly ran through the house to the rear yard.
The victim was the first child through.
An older girl said she heard a scream and saw the dog over the girl and as the girl raised her arm it bit her on the upper arm.
The initial bite appears to have been to her face as she apparently has a significant injury which has torn through her lip.
She has been taken to hospital by ambulance with her mother.
The dog is kept at Peachface Crescent, Springfield and is reportedly not registered.
It is described as a Bull Mastiff Amstaff Cross.
Ipswich Council officers are currently seizing the dog.