Police hunt owner after dog bites eight-year-old child outside Northampton school

Black, fluffy pet ran up after youngster fell over on footpath

Police are appealing for witnesses after an eight-year-old child was injured by a dog bite outside a Northampton school.

The dog — described as medium-sized, black and furry — is believed to have returned to its owner immediately following the incident on Monday afternoon (August 1), close to Hopping Hill Primary School.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman confirmed: “Between 4pm and 5pm a dog ran up to the child, who had fallen over in an alleyway between Ingleborough Way and the school.

Police want to trace the owner of a dog which bit an eight-year-old child in an alleyway outside a Northampton school on Monday

“It bit the youngster on the back of the head, causing an injury.”

Officers are keen to trace the dog’s owner and is asking them, or anyone who thinks they may recognise the dog from its description, to get in touch urgently by calling the non-emergency police line 101 using incident number 22000444644 or contacting CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.