Boy too scared to play after dog attack

A MOTHER whose son was bitten by a dog on a Suffolk playing field has today said the attack has left her son too scared to go out to play.Duncan Evans, 11, was at Brett Green playing field, in Layham with a friend when a black Labrador charged and bit him.

A MOTHER whose son was bitten by a dog on a Suffolk playing field has today said the attack has left her son too scared to go out to play.

Duncan Evans, 11, was at Brett Green playing field, in Layham with a friend when a black Labrador charged and bit him.

Today his mum Carolyn Evans said she believed the dog should have been kept on a lead.

She said: “He said the dog had pushed his friend out of the way and then started on him and ripped his top.

“He said he felt something on his bottom but he didn't take any notice and came straight home. When we checked we found a bite mark on his bottom and later found another one.

“He said there was lady there with someone else and a little boy and she had told them to stop running -but it is a playing field.”

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Mrs Evans, who lives in Brett Green, said the woman has shouted sorry to her son but had then left.

She added: “Dogs are allowed on the play area but if she (the dog's owner) saw children coming she should have called him back.

“My son has not gone out to play since this happened and says he doesn't want to.

“Even if the dog was only playing it ripped his shirt and left quite a nasty mark on him.”

The incident happened at 3.40pm on Monday and police are now investigating.

The owner of the dog is described as white, about 36-years-old, 5ft 7in, of thin build, with blonde shoulder length hair.

She was wearing trousers and a black top.

She was with a little boy with blonde hair and a teenage boy.

Anyone with information should call Pc Glen Boreham at Hadleigh police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Weblink: www.suffolk.police.uk

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