Appeal for witnesses after boy bitten by a dog in Otterspool
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We are appealing for witnesses after a three-year-old boy was bitten by a dog on Otterspool Drive, Saturday 17 April.
At about 2.30pm, a family were walking through the gate of Otterspool play area when a dog that was chained to the railings bit the child on the arm.
The dog is described as a sandy-coloured bulldog.
The owners of the dog - believed to be a man and woman -asked if the child was okay before leaving the park in the direction of Jericho Lane. The man is described as in his 40s, around 6ft in height, with grey hair.
The boy has been left extremely shaken following the incident and needed hospital treatment for the wound in his arm. He is now recovering at home.
Officers are now carrying out witness enquiries and CCTV is being sought.
Community Policing Inspector Charlotte Irlam said: "We take incidents of dog bites very seriously and a full investigation is now underway to locate the animal and its owners.
"We appeal to anyone who may have any information in connection with the incident to call us."
Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 with reference 533 of 17/04 , or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.