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Four-year-old girl bitten on the face by dog

Posted on 16th May 2018

A little girl needed stitches after a dog bit her face during a family walk in Derby.

Sometime between 2pm and 2.30pm on Sunday, May 13, a four-year-old girl was walking with her parents along Cowsley Road, near to the junction of Cardigan Street, when a man and his dog walked towards them.

As the family passed the dog, it bit the girl’s face. Her father intervened and the man and his dog walked off.

The little girl suffered facial injuries and needed stitches to her lip.

The family have described the dog as being a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog with a white head and shoulders and tan hindquarters.

The man is white, about 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. He is aged in his early 30s, had dark hair and wore a dark coloured t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms.

We are trying to trace the dog owner. Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Luke Walker-Thompson on 101, quoting reference 18000219173.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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