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Five-year-old needs stitches after dog bite

Foxwell Square, Northampton Credit: Google Maps

Police are urging a dog owner to come forward after a 5-year-old boy was bitten by a dog and needed stitches.

The boy approached the dog in Foxwell Square, Northampton on Wednesday (17 May) morning.

Walking with his father, the boy approached the dog and asked the woman if he could stroke it.

Northamptonshire Police said after the woman agreed, and after the boy had stroked the dog he got up, when the dog 'suddenly' jumped up and bit the boy on the face.

The boy needed stitches following the attack.

The woman tried to help the boy, but as the child was upset, no details were exchanged.

Officers are keen to speak with the woman and are urging her to make contact.

She is described as white, of slim build and between 55 and 60 years of age. She had short grey/brown curly hair.

The dog was a Staffordshire Bull terrier, sandy in colour and called Rosie or Roxy.

– Northamptonshire Police

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