Police are appealing for witnesses after a young child was attacked by a dog at an Isle of Wight beauty spot on Thursday, April 12th.
At 2:17pm, police received a report that the 19-month-old girl had been bitten whilst at the Needles Battery, West High Down, Totland Bay. Â A paramedic attended the scene, and the child was transferred by ambulance to St Maryâ€™s Hospital in Newport, where she received treatment for a minor cut to her jaw and ear.
Police sergeant Simon Lythgoe said;
â€œThis was an unusal incident and fortunately the injuries this child received were only superficial.Â However, I am particularly concerned that this incident, which could have been much more serious, was able to happen in the first place.Â We would urge anyone who saw what happened to come forward.â€
Despite an extensive search, police have so far been unable to trace the dog or its owner and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.
Officers are particularly keen to speak to two adults and two children who were seen with a black dog, thought to be either a Labrador or Collie, leaving the Battery site and heading for the nearby downs around the time of the incident.
Can you help?
Anyone with information is asked to contact PS Simon Lythgoe or PC Andy Frost at Newport police station on 0845 045 45 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Mini-Com users can call 01962 875000.
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