Dorset

Dog owner sought after boy bitten on Dorset beach

The owner of a dog which bit a nine-year-old boy on a Dorset beach is being sought by police.

The boy, from Ferndown, was chased by a rottweiler and sustained a small cut and bruising to his leg, police said.

It happened at Branksome Chine, Poole at around 0910 BST on 1 August. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Sgt Richard Honnywill, of Poole Police, said the dog's owner refused to provide her details and walked away along the promenade towards Bournemouth.

Sgt Honnywill added: "I understand that the owner of the rottweiler regained control of the dog and spoke with the child's parents."

The dog's owner is described as white, aged around 40, 5ft 6ins, with long dark hair which was tied up with a hair clip. She was wearing a long dark skirt and dark top.

The woman was accompanied by a man wearing a baseball cap, and a second rotweiller which was on a lead during the attack.

The two rotweillers are black and tan in colour.

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