A dog, described as 'dangerously out of control' by Hertfordshire police, has bitten a six-year-old girl in Harpenden.

The incident took place at around 4.10pm last Thursday (August 31), at Batford Springs Nature Reserve.

At that time, the girl was swinging on a zipwire when a brown Dachshund jumped up and bit her on the back.


The animal then ran, before leaving the park with its owner.

PC Seán Lannon said: "Our enquiries are continuing, and we are appealing for anyone with information to please come forward.

“We have a limited description of the dog owner, who is described as a white woman, around 30 years of age and 5ft 7ins tall.


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"If this is you, or you believe you know the owner, please contact us.

“Additionally, if you have any further information that may help our investigation, you can email me at sean.lannon@herts.police.uk.”

Information can also be reported online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/69937/23.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.