Schoolboy, 11, savaged by dog while walking home in Hartlepool


A SCHOOLBOY Has been attacked by a dog in Hartlepool - leaving him in hospital for four days.

The 11-year-old boy was walking to a friend’s house after being sent home from school during the bad weather last week when they spotted the dog as they cut through Tredegar Walk in the Throston area.

The animal – which has been described as a white, grey, and black husky-type dog wearing a black collar with spikes on – then bit the school boy on the hand leaving him with broken fingers and needing an operation in the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.

He then had to spend four days there being cared for by medics.

Today officers from Hartlepool Police appealed for anyone who saw the incident, or who knows who the owner of the dog might be, to get in touch.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police are appealing for information after an 11-year-old boy was bit by a white, grey and black husky-type dog in Hartlepool.

“At around 11.20am on Thursday, December 5, the boy was walking to a friend’s house after his school was closed by the severe weather.

“As they cut through Tredegar Walk in the town he was bit by the dog, which was on its own.

“The bite was serious and led to the child being hospitalised for four days.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact officers on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on (0800) 555111.