Children hurt in dog attack

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POLICE investigating an incident in Irthlingborough where a dog injured two children and tried to attack a female dog walker are appealing to identify a man who may have useful information.

At about 4.40pm on Friday, October 8, a mother and her two children were at a park off Randall Close when an off-the-lead dog ran up to the children and jumped up at them, causing scratch marks to the boys’ torsos and arms, before it caused one of the boys to fall and hit his head on a parked car, causing redness and swelling.

The child’s mother was then able to scare the dog away, before it ran over to a woman walking her dog nearby and tried to jump up at her and attack her dog.

A man then appeared and put the dog on a leash before walking away with it.

Anyone who recognises the man, or who has information about the incident should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.