Young boy left shaken after dog bite in St Albans park

Verulamium Park in St Albans

Verulamium Park in St Albans - Credit: Archant

A five-year-old was bitten by a Chihuahua in a St Albans park last weekend and now police are hoping to trace the dog’s owner.

The small long-haired animal injured the boy at the Inn on the Park in Verulamium Park on Sunday, April 13 at around 4.40pm.

It was not on a lead and was being walked by a man with a pregnant woman, who was carrying a short-haired Chihuahua.

PC Stuart Francis said: “We would like to speak to the dog owners(s) so we can establish exactly what happened.

“The boy, who was with his grandfather, received a puncture wound and bruising to his leg. He was shaken by the incident and was given antibiotics and a tetanus injection.

“The park was very busy [on the Sunday] and we would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or knows who the dog owner(s) may be.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Francis on the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.