Fotballer taken to hospital after dog attack

PUBLISHED: 17:09 15 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:34 06 May 2010

A FOOTBALL player needed hospital treatment after he was attacked by a dog on Sunday morning. The incident occurred at 10.40am at the football pitches near Cunningham Hill Road in St Albans. The dog was running loose while a match was taking place and it

A FOOTBALL player needed hospital treatment after he was attacked by a dog on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at 10.40am at the football pitches near Cunningham Hill Road in St Albans.

The dog was running loose while a match was taking place and it turned and bit one of the players on the leg as he stood near the goal area.

The dog was a pit bull-type breed or something similar, had sandy-coloured fur and was wearing a brown collar with a gold nameplate.

Pc Karen Goodwin said police were keen to speak to the dog's owner and added: "We don't believe it was a stray because it was wearing a collar."

Anyone with information is asked to call 0845 33 00 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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