Dog lunges at 18-month-old girl on walk in Sudbury

Stanley Wood Avenue in Sudbury where a dog lunged at an 18 month-old girl

Stanley Wood Avenue in Sudbury where a dog lunged at an 18 month-old girl - Credit: Google Maps

A dog has lunged at an 18 month-old girl who was out on a family walk in Sudbury.

The incident happened at 12.45pm on Tuesday on the footbridge between Stanley Wood Road and Talbot Road, Suffolk police said.

The child's family stopped to allow another dog and its owner to pass.

The dog, described as a large white boxer, lunged at the girl, grabbing her with its paws.

She was not injured but was left distressed by the incident.

Police would like to trace the dog’s owner, who pulled his dog away, apologised and walked away.

He is described as middle aged with short brown hair.

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Anyone who could help this inquiry is asked to contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number 37/21793/22.

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