Dog seized after it bites policeman and four-year-old boy at site near Corby village

The incident happened on Wednesday evening

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 4:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 4:41 pm

A four-year-old child suffered cuts to his face after being bitten by a dog at a development site outside Middleton near Corby.

Officers were called to Oakley Park in Ashley Road at 9.25pm last night (Wednesday) after reports that the boy had been bitten.

While at the scene the dog attacked a police officer and the animal was seized.

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Oakley Park, Ashley Road, Middleton

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "At about 9.25pm last night, we were called to Oakley Park following reports that a four-year-old child had been bitten by a dog.

"The child sustained cuts to his face but with time and treatment, he should thankfully recover.

"Whilst there, the dog also attacked one of our police officers.

"The dog was seized by officers and an investigation into the incident is ongoing."

One eyewitness said that there were armed police at the scene with unmarked police cars in attendance. They added that officers were also seen lifting drain covers at the site.