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Two hurt in dog attacks in Downham Market

PUBLISHED: 09:12 07 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:06 07 February 2017

The Howdale at Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

The Howdale at Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two people were injured by a dog in separate incidents in the town.

The footbridge over the A1122 near Denver. Picture: Ian Burt The footbridge over the A1122 near Denver. Picture: Ian Burt

The first was at about 3pm on Sunday, January 22, when an eight year old boy, who was on the Howdale playing field with his parents, was bitten by a dog on both legs causing cuts and bruises. A short time later at about 3.40pm a woman aged in her 60s was cycling along the Denver footbridge and approached by a dog which bit her on the leg causing cuts and bruising.

In both incidents the dog was off a lead but accompanied by an owner, a man in his late teens or early 20s, and was described as light coloured and either Alsatian or German shepherd breeds.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning the identity of the dog owner.

Witnesses should contact PC Richard Allen at Downham Market Police Station on 101.

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