Girl, 17, suffers “substantial” face injury after being bitten by dog in Altrincham park

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A 17-year-old girl has suffered a “substantial” face injury after being bitten by a dog in an Altrincham park last night.

The teenager was bitten by the dog – described as a white dog and similar to a Labrador but crossed with another breed with a small area of ginger fur on its back – at around 9pm on Tuesday evening in Navigation Park.

Greater Manchester Police said the dog was in the company of a white male aged around 70 years old.

A statement from GMP Trafford South described him as a “white male, approximately 70 years old, around 5ft 9, unstable on his feet, wearing a long brown leather jacket, with a bobble hat and a walking stick”.

The teenager had been helping the owner put the dog’s harness on when she was bitten by the dog, causing what was described by police as a “substantial injury to her mouth and her cheek” that required hospital treatment.

It’s thought the dog was around two years old, and was also said to be “quite skinny” with a red harness.

If you have witnessed this incident or have any information which could help identify this male and his dog, please get in touch via 101 or Live Chat in reference to Log 3423- 17/05/22.

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