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Police Investigate After Dog Scratches Baby's Face in Scarborough

Police Investigate After Dog Scratches Baby's Face in Scarborough

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 6:10pm 22nd April 2020.

Police are investigating, after a dog allegedly scratched the face of a baby in Scarborough.

The reported incident occurred on Falsgrave Road in Scarborough - near a grassy area close to Sainsburys - at around 2.45pm on Tuesday (21 April 2020). 

A 19-year-old woman told the police that a dog jumped up at her eight-month-old daughter while in her pram and scratched the child's face causing a cut on the bridge of her nose. 

The dog was described as a blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier, said to be off its lead and not wearing a collar. 

Both the dog and the man who was with the left area, via a cinder path. 

The man is described as white, aged late 20s, 6ft tall, slim build, brown medium length hair, stubble on chin and he was wearing a black jacket and blue tracksuit bottoms. 

Police enquiries, including checking CCTV in the area, have been carried out. 

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Please quote reference number 12200066401.




There are 2 comments on this page.

Charles Lumley, on 22nd April 2020 11:31pm
There's an ongoing problem with dogs not on leads. Many dog owners seem to think that the law doesn't apply to them as their dog is well behaved. We hardly ever see the dog warden around and nobody seems to be enforcing the law in "dogs on leads" areas. It's a terrible shame that an accident like this has happened to draw attention to the problem.
As a town we're very good at petitioning to keep access for dogs on beaches. Maybe now we can be equally as good at respecting and upholding the law.
DavidP, on 23rd April 2020 7:12am
Can only agree. As a dog owner who always has our Bailey on his lead at all times in all public places it annoys me the amount of dog walkers around Jonno's field and the wider Barrowcliffe area who seem to think their dogs are the angels that will never cause harm (ours ended up having part of his ear bitten off by one such "angel dog"). Dogs are animals that have a will of their own and if they want to run/cause damage they will. Will owners who think they are above common law of dogs on leads in all public places never learn! Ad yes it would be nice to see a dog warden on patrol a little more often to help on this issue.

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