12 year-old boy left with injuries after being bit by a dog in Bury St Edmunds

Police are appealing for help to trace the owner of a dog after a 12-year-old boy was bitten in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident took place along Spring Lane at approximately 4:30pm yesterday, Wednesday 5 January.

The boy was cycling at the bottom of Spring Road, on the nature reserve side near the school, when a small, black, terrier-looking dog which was not on a lead jumped up and bit his leg. He sustained bruising on his thigh and calf, and was distressed by the incident.

The owner, a woman, was also walking another dog – also believed to be a terrier – which was on a lead.

The woman is described as being in her late 30s, approximately 5ft 5ins in height, of medium build and with dark hair which was tied back. She was wearing a black coat.

Anybody with any information please contact Suffolk Police quoting reference 37/978/22

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

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