Appeal after dog drags Melksham child, 4, into street

First published in Melksham

Police are appealing for information after a child was attacked by a brown staffie-cross dog on Portman Road, Melksham.

The four-year-old was dragged into the road by his trouser leg by the dog at around 12.30pm on March 1. The dog was pulled away by its owner, a white, middle-aged man with a beard.

PCSO Christopher Pugh, of the Melksham Neighbour-hood Policing Team, said: “The dog was coming from the direction of the river, dragging its owner, who couldn’t control it.

“Thankfully the child wasn’t injured, but we’d still like to speak to the owner.”

Anyone with information can contact the Melksham Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.

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4:47pm Fri 14 Mar 14

redrum says...

On the plus side the child was not seriously hurt, I expect the responsible adult who was probably with a child this age got a description of its owner/ confronted the dog owner themselves?
On the plus side the child was not seriously hurt, I expect the responsible adult who was probably with a child this age got a description of its owner/ confronted the dog owner themselves? redrum
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11:56pm Fri 14 Mar 14

beetawix says...

there is no plus side.
being draggedf by a dog into the street when aged 4 is all minus.. there are no plusses awarded based on limited injury.
there is no plus side. being draggedf by a dog into the street when aged 4 is all minus.. there are no plusses awarded based on limited injury. beetawix
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