A baby was rushed to hospital with serious facial injuries after being bitten by a dog over the weekend.

Police said the child was out with the mother Saturday when the dog bit the baby in the face, causing serious wounds, the Northamptonshire Telegraph reported. The breed of the dog was not known. The incident happened in Kettering, England.

The child's age and sex were not revealed.

Police arrived at the scene and provided first aid to the baby. The child was then rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Authorities said a 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack. The dog was confiscated from its owner.

"Officers attended an incident on April 24 in Kettering after a young child had been bitten by a dog," a Northamptonshire Police spokesman told local media. "The child sustained facial injuries, which required medical treatment."

Authorities said that the attack was an isolated incident.

"The dog has been removed from the owner as a precaution while investigations into this incident continue," the spokesman added.

The current condition of the baby remains unknown. It is also unclear if charges will be filed against the owner. The fate of the dog is yet to be determined.

In March, a 1-year-old baby in Illinois was mauled to death by her family's dog after she crawled close to the canine's food bowl. The victim – identified as A'myrikal Jolynn Hull – was bitten on the head and was rushed to a hospital but she succumbed.

"The dog has never snapped before" and it was "like her best friend," Cory Painter, a relative, told ABC-affiliated WICS at the time, adding that "the dog would eat snacks out of the baby's hand." The dog was seized by animal control.

Last year in another incident, a dog mauled a 1-day-old baby in New Zealand while the child's mother was in the bathroom. The dog – a large Rottweiler Bear – attacked the child and then dragged him to the garden. The baby, identified as Jaxon Johnson, died at a hospital 24 hours after the attack.

Pictured: Representative image of a baby's hand. Pixabay