Owner walked off after dog attacked teenager in Leeds park

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Police want to find a dog owner who walked off after his animal bit a teenage boy in a Leeds park.

The 14-year-old victim was in Brickfield Park, off Lady Pit Lane, Beeston, at about 11.20am on Saturday when he became aware of three dogs behind him.

Fearing for his safety, he jumped onto a bench.

The largest of the three dogs then jumped at him and bit him on the lower leg, causing a two-inch wound that required hospital treatment.

PC Tracey Wilby, of the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “He called to the dogs’ owner that he was bleeding and the owner eventually put the dog on a lead. At no point did he ask how the boy was or offer any help. The other two dogs then chased the boy but fortunately didn’t bite him. The dog owner then left the park with the dogs.”

The owner was described as white, fat and aged in his fifties. He was wearing a blue hooded top. One of the other dogs was described as small and brown.

At the time of the incident, there was another man sitting on a bench in the park who saw what happened. Police are interested in speaking to him.

Anyone who knows the identity of the dogs’ owner or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact PC Wilby at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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