Police appeal after eight-year-old boy bitten by dog in Sleaford nature reserve

Police news.
Police news.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a report of a child being bitten by a dog at Mareham Pastures Nature Reserve in Sleaford.

It was reported to Sleaford Police that at around 4.30pm yesterday (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 was bitten on the back. The dog is described as large and black and is thought could have been a German Shepherd that was with a woman at the time.

The young boy was not seriously injured but was taken to see a doctor for assessment and treatment.

Officers investigating the incident would like to speak to the owner in connection with the investigation and have asked for them to get in touch with the force, and anyone who may have seen the incident or seen a woman walking a dog as described in the Nature Reserve around the time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 270 of 27/08/2015.