June 18, 2018 2.29 pm This story is over 68 months old

‘Large black dog’ bites girl on face

The dog attacked their pet before turning on the young girl.

A 12-year-old girl was reportedly victim of a dog attack in the St Giles area of Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Police said the girl and her younger brother had been walking their dog on King George Field between 8pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday, June 13 before the attack.

A dog that was not on the lead, described as a ‘large, black fluffy dog with brown legs’, approached the girl’s dog and started to bite it.

Officers said the girl tried to separate the two dogs, at which point the large black dog bit her on her nose, causing a puncture wound.

The dog owner was said to be a white man aged in his 30s with short shaved hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top, a green t-shirt with a logo on it and dark blue joggers.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “The man did stop at the scene and apologised but did not leave any contact details.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw this incident to give information and for the owner of this dog to come forward. Please also get in touch if you recognise the description of the male dog owner.”

Anyone wishing to make a report can call the non-emergency 101 number.