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Westbury boy is bitten by dog, but owner exits
6:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A boy was left in shock after being bitten by a dog on his way home from his aunt’s house in Westbury.
The owner of the animal ran off following the attack.
Matthew Ball, 11, was walking through Gloucester Walk at about 5pm on Thursday last week when the dog struck.
The Matravers School pupil, who lives in The Crescent with parents Andrew and Anne-Marie, was bitten on the knee after the pet’s owner threw a ball for the dog in his direction.
Mr Ball said: “What annoyed me was that the owner barely checked whether Matthew was all right before running off. He could clearly see that he was in pain and Matthew had to hobble home.
“He has a really bad bruise on his leg and you can see where the dog’s teeth have sunk in.”
The dog is believed to be a black and white collie.
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