Lincolnshire

Skegness beach dog attack prompts photo appeal

Woman police want to talk to Image copyright Lincolnshire Police
Image caption Police are treating the incident as an offence of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place

A dog attack on a girl on a beach has led to police releasing a picture of the animal's owner.

The four-year-old was in Skegness, Lincolnshire, when a Jack Russell-type dog allegedly bit her a number of times at about 13:45 BST on Saturday.

The owner of the animal allegedly refused to provide her details to the parents of the child.

Police are treating the incident as an offence of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

The dog had allegedly been sitting under the owner's chair at the time and was not on a lead.

The girl required hospital treatment following the incident off Grand Parade.

Dogs are banned from this area from 1 May to 30 September.

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