Little boy, 4, attacked by dog on family walkway leaving him with injuries to his eye and nose

Little boy, 4, attacked by dog on family walkway leaving him with injuries to his eye and nose

The incident happened outside the visitor centre on Guisborough walkway, at Pinchinthorpe, near Guisborough

 

A young boy was left with injuries to his eye and nose after being bitten by a dog whilst on a family walk.

The incident happened outside the visitor centre on Guisborough walkway, at Pinchinthorpe, near Guisborough , on Sunday around 5pm. 

Cleveland Police said the four-year-old boy needed hospital treatment after the incident and have appealed for more information. 

The dog is believed to have been a small tan coloured animal similar to a Jack Russell and was said to be off the lead when the incident happened.

A social media post has been put out by the boy's mother also appealing for information.

 

  

The post read: "The lady was walking two dogs off their leads, one was large skinny dog and the other a small tanned coloured dog similar to a Jack Russell.

 

"The smaller dog jumped up and bit my son in his eye which has resulted in a trip to a&e ...I was in shock and didn’t even think to ask a name number or take a picture of her or her dogs I just hope she might come forwards."

Social media users were quick to respond sending good wishes to the little boy and sharing the information. 

Guisborough Forest & Walkway - The forest walkway
Guisborough Forest & Walkway - The forest walkway

Cleveland Police confirmed it had received a report about the incident and is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

"We were contacted by a member of the public on Sunday night reporting that some hours earlier - at around 5pm that day - her four year old son had been bitten by a small dog while near the café on Guisborough Walkway," said the spokeswoman. 

"T he owner asked if her child was alright but then left before the lady could obtain a name. The boy was treated at James Cook University Hospital for injuries to his eye and nose. 

"We would appeal for anyone with information on this incident to contact Cleveland Police on the 101 number, quoting Event 168304."

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