Boy, 11, rushed to hospital with horror facial injuries in sickening dog attack

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Police investigators are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an 11-year-old boy was rushed to hospital with slash injuries to his face after a horror dog attack.

The child had been playing in fields in Stevenage on Wednesday, July 27 at around 2.15pm when the incident happened.

The boy suffered injuries to his face and required hospital treatment. His cheek had been bitten and scratched. The dog is described as brown and medium in size.

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The shocking attack happened in fields off Chester Road and Canterbury Way as the boy had been playing in the area.

Police have urged anybody with any information as to the whereabouts of the dog and its owner to come forward.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police said: “This incident happened in the middle of the afternoon during the school summer holidays when there were several other people on the fields who may have seen what happened.

“If you witnessed the incident or have information that could help us to identify the dog’s owners please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to email [email protected]

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