Injured man taken to hospital as emergency services respond to 'dangerous dog incident' in Oxford

Thames Valley Police attended and were managing the scene. Credit: X / @theabingdontaxi

A man has been taken to hospital after emergency services received reports of a person being bitten by a dog in Oxford.

It happened outside an address on Morrell Avenue on Wednesday afternoon (31 January).

Emergency services say the person, a man in his sixties, sustained minor hand and leg injuries.

In a statement, Thames Valley Police said: "Thames Valley Police received a report of a dangerous dog incident in Morrell Avenue at around 1pm this afternoon.

"Officers responded to the report and are investigating. A man in his sixties sustained minor injuries in the incident and has been taken to hospital.

"The dog has been seized while enquiries continue to confirm the breed of the dog."

In a statement, South Central Ambulance Service said: "We received a 999 call at 13:09 with the caller reporting that a person had been bitten by a dog outside an address on Morrell Avenue, Oxford.

"We sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the incident and our staff initially treated and assessed a patient at the scene who had sustained minor hand and leg injuries, before taking them to the John Radcliffe Hospital for further treatment.

"Colleagues from Thames Valley Police also attended and were managing the scene with the dog."

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