Police re-appeal for witnesses to child bitten by dog in Sleaford nature reserve

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Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information after a report of a child being bitten by a dog at Mareham Lane Nature Reserve in Sleaford.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information after a report of a child being bitten by a dog at Mareham Lane Nature Reserve in Sleaford.

It was reported to police that at around 4.30pm on Thursday August 27 the eight-year-old boy was with his family in the nature reserve when he was approached by a dog that was off its lead and he was bitten on the back.

Police say the dog is described as large and black and could have been a German Shepherd that was with a woman at the time.

According to the police, the young boy was not seriously injured but was taken to see a doctor for assessment and treatment. He has been left very afraid of dogs since the incident.

The female owner did not leave her details with the child’s family at the time, nor has she contacted the police in relation to this since.

Investigating officers would like to speak to the owner and have asked for them to get in touch or anyone who may have seen the incident or seen a woman walking a dog as described in the reserve around the time. Call 101 quoting incident 270 of 27/08/2015.