A ten-year-old boy was bitten on his thigh by an out-of-control dog as he was walking home in Bodicote last Thursday.
He was walking home along East Street, opposte the junction of Lower Close, at about 4.30pm when he passed a lady in her sixties who was talking with another man. She had a young brown dog on a lead that reared up and bit the boy.
The lady did check the boy’s welfare, but left by the time his parents returned a few minutes later. He went to Banbury’s Horton Hospital where he was given some antibiotics.
PC Mark Exley of Banbury Police Station said: “The area is very popular with dog walkers, anyone that may have seen something at the time is encouraged to get in touch.”
Anyone with information should call PC Exely on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Sign up to www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk to recieve local crime and safety messages.