News bulletin: Arriva bus strikes could end this week, police appeal after dog attack

Police appeal after toddler attacked by dog, Arriva strikes could end this week, disruption to Merseyrail services

🚨 Merseyside Police have issued a renewed appeal for information after a four-year-old boy was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after ‘horrendous’ dog attack on Saturday night. The boy was mauled in Norris Green and was saved by a neighbour ho fought off the dog. A 31-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of being in charge of an out of control dangerous dog causing injury has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

🚏 The ongoing Arriva bus strike could come to an end this week. GMB and Unite Union members have been on strike since July 20. Following re-convened pay negotiations, the bus operator has tabled an improved offer, and now members will vote on this offer.

🚉 Rail workers across the North West are taking part in massive national strike action this week as staff walk out in a dispute over pay and safety. Signal operators on the regional network will be taking part in the strike action. As a result, Merseyrail will run a severely limited train service on Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20.