A young girl has been seriously injured after being attacked by a dog in Co Donegal.

It happened in Buncrana at around 11.30am on Friday.

The girl was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment.

Her injuries were described by a garda spokesperson as "serious" but "non-life threatening".

The dog was handed over to the local dog warden - a service run by Donegal County Council alongside the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Donegal County Council has been approached for comment.

A garda spokesperson said that investigations into the attack are ongoing.