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Young girl attacked by Rottweiler at Chilbolton Common

Hampshire Police are appealing for information after a four-year-old girl was attacked by a dog at Chilbolton Common.

The incident took place sometime between 5pm and 5.30pm on Sunday 7 July.

The child was with her grandmother and her six-year-old sister.

They were approached by what has been described as a brown and black Rottweiler dog, as they walked on the grassy area near the river.

The dog knocked over the six-year-old girl, before attacking the four-year-old girl.

The four-year-old girl was left with scratches and bruises to her arm, back and neck, and a puncture mark to her arm.

She attended hospital as a precaution.

A man took hold of the dog but did not give any details.

Officers would like to speak to the man as part of their investigation.

He is described as:

• white
• aged between 35 and 40 years old
• around 5ft 9ins tall
• of slim build
• balding
• wearing a red polo t-shirt and three-quarter-length dark-coloured shorts

 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190236126.

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