Police appeal for witnesses after four-year-old boy is bitten by dog in King's Park

Bournemouth Echo: Witness appeal after four-year-old boy bitten by dog Witness appeal after four-year-old boy bitten by dog

POLICE are appealing for information after a child was bitten by a dog in Bournemouth.

The incident involved a four-year-old boy who was riding a scooter with his mother through King’s Park when he was attacked on one of his legs by a small black dog, which was not on a lead.

It happened on Friday, June 27, at about 4pm, and the owner of the dog allegedly made no attempt to help the victim or his mother.

The owner is described as a white male, about 5ft 8inches tall, and of stocky build. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black trousers.

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 27:310 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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10:35am Thu 10 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

Why do people flout the Parks and Open Space laws by allowing their dogs off the lead in what is clearly marked with signs "Dogs are to be kept on leads". More Dog Wardens and reporting needed.
Why do people flout the Parks and Open Space laws by allowing their dogs off the lead in what is clearly marked with signs "Dogs are to be kept on leads". More Dog Wardens and reporting needed. TheDistrict
  • Score: 19

10:55am Thu 10 Jul 14

Controversial But True says...

June 27???????
June 27??????? Controversial But True
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11:44am Thu 10 Jul 14

jiminbmth says...

Firstly, I hope the child is ok.
Secondly,At least you are not blaming a specific breed this time......or is it that you would like to embark on a piece of sensationalism but can't ascertain a bull breed involved?
Firstly, I hope the child is ok. Secondly,At least you are not blaming a specific breed this time......or is it that you would like to embark on a piece of sensationalism but can't ascertain a bull breed involved? jiminbmth
  • Score: 4

6:17pm Thu 10 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

These black bull terriers have a bigger bite than the brindles
but seem to let go and don't hang on so long
they don't drag the bite out
so its not too bad.
These black bull terriers have a bigger bite than the brindles but seem to let go and don't hang on so long they don't drag the bite out so its not too bad. nickynoodah
  • Score: -8

7:53am Fri 11 Jul 14

carrrob says...

Staffy or a close breed no doubt !
Staffy or a close breed no doubt ! carrrob
  • Score: -6

8:31am Fri 11 Jul 14

shell24 says...

who says it has to be a bull terrier it actually says small black dog not all staffs are bad it the owners that are bad for bringing them up like they do
who says it has to be a bull terrier it actually says small black dog not all staffs are bad it the owners that are bad for bringing them up like they do shell24
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Wageslave says...

More legislation is needed requiring dogs wear muzzles in public places.
More legislation is needed requiring dogs wear muzzles in public places. Wageslave
  • Score: 0

12:41pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Rocketdog says...

I think more humans need to be wearing muzzles in public places, I would rather be faced by a dog anytime instead of a human!
I think more humans need to be wearing muzzles in public places, I would rather be faced by a dog anytime instead of a human! Rocketdog
  • Score: -1

3:44pm Fri 11 Jul 14

baylin says...

did the dog bite the child or was it a case of the small dog maybe jumping up at the child and mother over reacting
did the dog bite the child or was it a case of the small dog maybe jumping up at the child and mother over reacting baylin
  • Score: 3

6:47pm Fri 11 Jul 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
These black bull terriers have a bigger bite than the brindles
but seem to let go and don't hang on so long
they don't drag the bite out
so its not too bad.
What are you on about?

Why bother typing inane, nonsensical drivel?

Nothing amusing about a kid being bitten & even less so to assume what breed may have involved.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: These black bull terriers have a bigger bite than the brindles but seem to let go and don't hang on so long they don't drag the bite out so its not too bad.[/p][/quote]What are you on about? Why bother typing inane, nonsensical drivel? Nothing amusing about a kid being bitten & even less so to assume what breed may have involved. stevobath
  • Score: 2
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