Appeal over Hull park dog attack

Published: Wednesday 21st October 2015 by The News Editor

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a young girl was bitten on the face by a dog in a Hull park.

The five-year-old was playing with her sister in Sculcoates Lane Park, near to Fenchurch Street, when the incident happened at 6.30pm on October 8.

She was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where she underwent facial surgery and stitches for her injuries.

Humberside Police would like to speak to the owner of the dog, described as possibly a brown Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The Police said that where an injury is caused by a dog, it is an assumption in the eyes of the law the dog was dangerously out of control (Section 3 of the Dangerous Dog Act 1991), so the incident will be investigated accordingly.

The girl approached two men within the park who were sat on a bench with a dog on a lead. It allegedly lunged forward and bit her face, after which the men quickly left the park on foot with the dog.

The owner of the dog is described as tall, thin and speaks with a Polish accent, while the second man speaks with a local Hull accent.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for any witnesses to the alleged assault or anyone who believes they may have information, to come forward and contact Humberside Police on 101, quoting crime reference number DT/2143895/2015.

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Published: Wednesday 21st October 2015 by The News Editor

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