Man attacked by dog in Leicester park

A man needed hospital treatment after he was bitten by a dog near a children’s play area in a Leicester park.

The 20-year-old victim had been walking through Bede Park, between Western Road and Western Boulevard, when the attack took place.

Leicestershire Police have issued a public appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

It happened between 1pm and 1.10pm on Sunday November 15, however, details have only now been made available.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We are appealing for witnesses after a man was bitten by a dog in Leicester’s Bede Park.

“The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking through the park close to Tarragon Close when he was approached by a black dog which bit him on the leg.

“The victim told police the dog then ran off, as did its owner – a man wearing dark clothing.

“The victim went to the Leicester Royal Infirmary to be treated for a minor injury.”

Bede Park, Leicester
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They added: “This incident happened in a public place at around 1pm on a Sunday afternoon, close to a children’s play area.

“There will have been other people in the park and we would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

“Please cast your mind back. Can you remember seeing a black dog?

“Any information you have could help the investigation.”

Anyone with information can get in touch by calling the police 101 number or using the force website.

Leicestershire Live – Leicester News