Teenage girl bitten by dog in Northampton park

Police appeal for information from walkers who witnessed the incident

Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:22 pm
The girl was walking between Standens Barn school and Sladeswell Court when she was bitten by the dog

Police want to find the owner of a dog which bit a teenage girl in a Northampton field.

Detectives say the girl was walking across a grass field between Standens Barn Primary School and Sladeswell Court between 7.15pm and 7.30pm last Friday (April 30) when a small dog ran towards her from a group of dog walkers.

The dog — described as white and fluffy — bit the victim on the back of a calf, breaking the skin.

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A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "The owner of the dog was alerted to what had happened by one of the other dog walkers, at which point they apologised to the girl and told the dog off.

"But our officers would like to identify any of the dog walkers who witnessed the incident as they will have information relevant to the enquiry."

The owner of the dog which bit the teenager is described as a white woman aged 30-40, between 5ft 5in and 5ft 7in, stocky and with short dark hair.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to call 101 using incident number 21000238111.

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