ACCRINGTON ENGLAND - A HUSKY-TYPE DOG BEING WALKED BY A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY KNOCKED A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY OFF HIS BIKE AND BIT HIS HEAD
A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy was taken to hospital with a head injury after being bitten by a dog when he was out with friends.
Police said the child was riding his bike in Knotwood Court in Accrington and approached his 13-year-old friend who was walking his husky-type dog on its lead.
Officers said the dog then knocked the seven-year-old off his bike before biting him on the scalp.
The boy needed stitches to a deep wound to his scalp but the injuries are not life-threatening.
The incident happened at 6.15pm on Wednesday.
The dog has been seized by police and officers are awaiting a decision on whether to go ahead with a prosecution. The dog’s owners are said to have been ‘very cooperative’ with police.
Nobody has been arrested in connection with the attack.
A police spokesman said: “We were called to Knotwood Court in Accrington to reports of a dog bite.
“It appears that a 13-year-old boy was walking his large HUSKY-TYPE DOG on the lead when he was approached by a seven-year-old boy who was riding a bike.
“As the boy has gone to say hello to the dog walker, who is known to him, the dog has jumped up and knocked him off the bike.
“While the 7-year-old was on the floor the dog has bitten him in the scalp, causing a deep gash. The wound required stitching. The injuries are not thought to be serious and are certainly not life-threatening.
“We have been around to the owner’s address, who have been very cooperative, and have seized the dog.
“We are now awaiting further instruction about whether a prosecution will be sought.
“Nobody has been arrested in relation to this incident.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting log number 1177 of August 18.