27th October 2020

Appeal for witnesses after five year old girl is bitten by dog in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses to a dog biting a young girl which was reported at Saturday lunchtime in the children’s play area at Rowan Drive.

The five year old was on the zip wire seat when a Staffordshire Bull Terrier jumped up and bit her stomach and wrist.

It caused a minor wound and the dog ran back to its owner when called.

The owner, described as a 30 year old white man, about 5ft 8 with a bald head with very bad eczema on his arms then walked off without any concern for the child.

The dog is brown with black stripes and was wearing a red collar. It wasn’t seen to have been muzzled or on a lead at any point.

If you are the owner, or know who he is, please call 101 quoting crime reference 69302/15 and ask to speak to PC 4738 Rachel Hobbs. Alternatively, you can pass on any information in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.