A nine-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by a dog in Langdon Hills.
The boy had been walking his dog with his family at Langdon Hills recreation ground shortly before 7.30pm on Friday November 27, when another dog approached them.
The dog was reported to have acted aggressively towards the family’s dog before attacking the boy, when he tried to separate the two dogs.
The dog was described as a black Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog with long legs. It didn’t have a collar and was not accompanied by its owner.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area around the time and witnessed the attack, saw a dog matching this description in the area, or knows where it may have come from.
Officers are in the area searching for the dog.
Anyone with information is asked to go to the police website at www.essex.police.uk and select the ‘Live Chat’ button at the bottom right of the page. Here, between 7am-11pm, you will be able to provide information by speaking to an operator who will ensure your report is dealt with as quickly as possible.
Please quote reference 42/194565/20 when providing any information to ensure it gets to the investigating officer as quickly as possible.
Alternatively you can call 101 or give information anonymously by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers.