Girl injured after dog attack

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a girl was attacked by a dog in Bletchley on Wednesday.

At about 9pm, the 15-year-old girl was riding her bike through Rickley Park, Shenley Road, when she saw a man walking towards her with a large, black dog, thought to be a Rottweiler.

As the man approached, he struggled to control the dog so she went on to the grass to give them more room. As she went past, the dog lunged and bit her left knee causing her to fall of her bike.

The owner of the dog stated that he was going to get help but ran off leaving the victim on the ground.

Paramedics were called and she was taken to the Milton Keynes General Hospital where she underwent minor surgery to a wound on her leg and was later discharged.

The owner of the dog is described as white, between 30 and 40-years-old, 5ft 5ins, large build, with a bald head with short hair around the side. He was wearing a West Ham United T-shirt and light coloured denim jeans.

PC Rob Blake, of Milton Keynes police station, would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or if they remember seeing the man.

Anyone with any information should contact PC Blake via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.