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Staffordshire Police: Dog Walkers Asked To Be Vigilant

September 20, 2012, 1:56 pm

Officers from Staffordshire Moorlands Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing to dog owners and walkers to be extra vigilant after a young girl was bitten by a dog.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Monday 17 September when the girl was approached and bitten by the dog while she was using the play area at Pickwood Recreation ground, Leek.

The eight-year-old girl suffered a minor leg injury but did not require hospital treatment.

The dog was a small terrier and was accompanied by a white man aged in his mid 40s.

As the dog was off the lead at the time of the incident other owners/walkers are asked to be aware of children playing in the area and are reminded that dogs should be kept under control at all times.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact PC Richard Leake at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 647 of September 17.

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