Child, 8, attacked by dog and bit to the head outside school – cops launch hunt

Police are hunting for the owner of a vicious dog after a child was attacked in broad daylight.

Cops have launched an urgent appeal after the eight-year-old boy received an injury to the head in Northampton this afternoon (August 4).

The dog targeted him in an alleyway between Ingleborough Way and Hopping Hill Primary School, police said.

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The pet has been described as a black and furry dog, which is small to medium in size.

Officers believe that the dog has returned to its owner following the frightening attack, reports Express.

Witnesses or anyone who recognises the description of the dog are urged to contact Northamptonshire Police.

It comes following a spate of dog attacks which have recently devastated the UK.

Mum-of-two Joanne Robinson, 43, was recently named as the victim who died in a freak dog attack in Yorkshire.

It was reported that her bully XL called Rocco suddenly "snapped" and turned on her after she returned home from a night out.

A spokesperson from Northamptonshire Police said: "Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a dog bite incident in an alleyway between Ingleborough Way and Hopping Hill Primary School in Northampton.

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"The incident happened between 4pm and 5pm on Monday, August 1, when a dog ran up to an eight-year-old child, who had fallen over, and bit the youngster on the back of the head causing an injury.

"Following the incident, the small to medium black furry dog, is believed to have returned to its owner.

"Officers are keen to trace the owner of the dog and is asking them, or anyone who recognises the description of the dog, to get in touch as soon as possible.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101."

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