Boy, 3, needed stitches to the face after dog attack in Bletchley

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for information after a three-year-old boy attacked by a dog in Bletchley.

The incident occurred at 6.35pm on Friday, August 31 in a grassed area between Katrine Place and Windermere Drive on the Lakes Estate.

A mother was out with her son and encountered a dog who was off its lead but accompanied by two people.

The boy wanted to approach the dog, so the mother asked the owners if it was friendly. The owners confirmed that it was.

The boy was then attacked by the dog and sustained bite injuries to the face which required hospital treatment.

The owners of the dog, a man and a woman, then ran off.

The dog is similar to a Jack Russell, but larger, possibly a terrier. It was brown and white with wiry hair.

The man is described as white, around 20-years-old with a balding head. He was wearing a tracksuit top, possibly grey in colour.

The woman is described as white, slightly older than the man, with brown curly hair, and was wearing blue jeans.

The victim required several stitches to bite wounds, but has since been discharged from hospital.

Investigating officer PC Charlie Holsey said: “I am appealing to anybody who was in the area of Katrine Place and Windermere Drive and may have seen this incident to call 101, quoting reference number 43180266978.

“I am very keen to speak to the owners of this dog, and so if this is you, please call us.”