Boy, 7, needed surgery after dog bite in Swanage pub garden

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy suffered a head injury that required surgery after being bitten by a dog in a Swanage pub garden.

Police are appealing for information after the incident, which happened at around 5.10pm on Tuesday, May 2, in the garden of The Crows Nest Inn, in Ulwell Road.

The boy was in the garden of The Crows Nest Inn in Ulwell Road when he was bitten by a dog, sustaining an injury to his head. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

The injury required surgery but is not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing, police said.

It was reported that a man and woman who were with the dog left the scene with the animal shortly after the incident and did not leave their details.

Police have now issued a picture of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

PC Alistair James, of Purbeck police, said: “This was understandably a distressing incident for the young boy involved and his family and we hope he makes a full recovery from his injury.

Police would like to speak to these people after the incident in Swanage

Police would like to speak to these people after the incident in Swanage

“We are conducting enquiries into this matter and have obtained an image of a man and woman with the dog that was believed to be involved. We are keen to speak to these people so we can take their account of what happened.

“I would urge anyone with information relating to their identity to please come forward. I would also ask the man and woman pictured to please do the right thing and come forward.

“I would also like to hear from any witnesses to the incident who have not already spoken to police.”

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Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230067142. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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