Dog bites an eight year old boy in Peterborough


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An eight year old boy was taken to hospital after he was bitten by a dog as he walked across playing fields.

Police officers are appealing for information after the boy was bitten yesterday (Sunday 22) in Peterborough.

At about 7pm the boy was walking across a playing field in Hallfields Lane when the dog bit him.

A police spokesman said: “He received minor injuries and was taken to Peterborough City Hospital as a precaution. The dog was seized and is currently being held at a police kennel.

“A 36-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place but has since been released under investigation.

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“Anyone who saw the incident and has any information should call police on 101 quoting 35/16780/18 or visit “Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via”

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