, Derry, New Hampshire


April 4, 2013

Dog bite divides closely knit neighborhood

Six-year-old injured after falling onto dog


“This is sad for everyone, for both families,” neighbor Denise Ferreira said. “Everybody plays together. Everybody hangs out at each other’s home.”

Oliver, 4, was shaking and panting at the police station Monday. Police said he wagged his tail when fed.

But the dog made Greg Stewart uncomfortable. He and Debbie have four children, ages 19 months to 8 years.

“Pit bull covers it all,” he said. “There are a lot of kids here. It’s not right. I saw this coming, I just didn’t know when.”

Ferreira thought the incident unfortunate for everyone.

“She fell on top of him,” she said. “It was just the dog’s reaction.”

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