Brandon – dog bite incident

Police are reminding dog owners to take appropriate steps to ensure their dogs are under control when out walking.

The advice follows an incident in Brandon, where an 11-year-boy sustained minor injuries.

The incident took place between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday 15 June, at the skate park near to Brandon Leisure Centre in Church Road.

The boy was bitten on the knee by a dog described as a black Labrador puppy.

Police would like to trace the owner of the dog and speak with them regarding the incident.

Police are also urging dog owners to be mindful of their surroundings, and are reminding them that a short lead is always advisable from a safety perspective, as it is easier to control a dog on a short lead, particularly as many can be unpredictable around people, other animals and vehicles. 

For more information regarding responsible dog ownership please refer to the Suffolk Police website: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/dangerousdogs_1.pdf

Anybody with any information please contact Suffolk Police quoting reference 37/37364/22

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email - [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.