Child bitten by dog in York park – But owners walk away

16 Oct 2020 @ 12.53 pm
| News

Police are investigating an incident in which a child was bitten by a dog in York.

The incident happened at 4.10pm at West Bank Park on Hamilton Drive.

An eight-year-old boy was bitten. The boy did not require hospital treatment but was badly bruised and distressed.

The dog was on a lead and was with two adults, one man and one woman, who also had another dog with them.

One of the dogs was black, the other brown. The breed is unknown.

On their Facebook page, the park said: “A child was bitten by a dog in the early evening, one of a pair of quite small dogs on leads with mid-length fur, one black and one light brown.

“Unfortunately the owners, a man (short dark hair) and a woman (blonde hair), saw the incident but did not stop even when the child was distressed and the mother called after them.”

If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist the investigation, please contact police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12200180767