Hereford & Worcester

Girl, three, injured in Redditch dog attack

A three-year-old girl has been left with facial injuries after being bitten by a dog, police have revealed.

She was walking with her sister when she was bitten by the dog in Redditch, Worcestershire, West Mercia Police said.

The dog, which was tied up outside a shop, is described as being a white or grey-coloured greyhound or a whippet-type breed.

Police said they were hunting for the dog's owner, who fled the scene.

It happened near Redditch's Matchborough Centre at about 15:15 BST on Friday.

A police spokesman said: "We urgently need to speak with the owner as part of our inquiries.

"The owner has been described as being a man in his late 60 or 70s, of large build and wearing smart grey trousers and a light-coloured jacket."

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