Sunday 21 January 2018

Boy (11) needs plastic surgery on facial injuries sustained in dog attack

CCTV image issued of two men police want to speak to in connection with a dog attack
CCTV image issued of two men police want to speak to in connection with a dog attack

Amy Murphy

An 11-year-old boy has been left needing plastic surgery after he was bitten on the face by a dog, police have said.

The boy, from the South Yorkshire area, suffered "significant facial injuries" in the attack by a brindle-coloured boxer dog in Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing to members of the public to help identify two men captured in CCTV images.

A police spokeswoman said the incident happened just after 6.10pm on Thursday, when the boy was bitten outside the fish and chip shop on Albion Road.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Scarborough Hospital before being transferred to York.

Officers want to speak to the men seen with a dog on the CCTV images.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc 1326 Neil Cholmondeley on 101 or neil.cholmondeley@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk, quoting reference number 12170146318 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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