A DOG attacking a boy in Newbury has led to police seeking witnesses.

The incident took place on Elizabeth Avenue, Wash Common, Newbury, on Thursday, February 18.

At around 2.50pm, a 12 year old boy was chased by a large black labrador before knocking him to the floor and biting him.

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The dog was then dragged away from the boy by the owner who then fled the scene. 

The dog owner was described as a white woman aged between 20-25, with red hair. 

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She was wearing a black coloured coat, jeans and boots at the time. 

The boy was injured on his forearm and legs, and was taken to hospital shortly after but has since been discharged.

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Investigating officer, PC Grant Summersbee, of Newbury Police Station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, which was a frightening experience for this 12-year-old boy.

 “Anyone with information can contact Thames Valley Police by either calling 101, or reporting online, quoting reference number 43210069282.

“Alternatively, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”