Girl, 6, savaged by dog

POLICE are today trying to trace the owners of a dog which attacked a six-year-old girl outside a play area.

Russell Claydon

POLICE are today trying to trace the owners of a dog which attacked a six-year-old girl outside a play area.

The incident happened after she asked to stroke the animal in a park on Hales Barn Road in Haverhill around 9.45am on Saturday.

The girl had been playing with her brother and sister when a couple walked past with a gold spaniel-type dog. The children asked to stroke the dog but it bit the girl on the face and the children ran home.


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The owners have been described as a white man with dark, spiked hair and a woman who had shoulder length blonde hair. The dog was between one and a half and two feet high and was called Jake.

The girl has been described as not seriously injured.

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Anyone with information is asked to call PC Victoria Anthistle at Haverhill Police on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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