Seven-year-old suffers cuts after dog attacks

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A BOY was mauled by a dog while the owners watched on.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the alleged attack by a Rottweiler dog on Sunday.

The boy, seven, was with his uncle at the time of the attack near Monks Walk, Gosport.

He was bitten several times on his arms and back by the Rottweiler puppy.

His mother said the boy was ‘traumatised’ and suffered punctured wounds and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Another boy pulled the dog off the seven-year-old, according to the younger boy’s mother.

The family asked not to be identified when contacted by The News.

Police say an older couple were seen with the dog.

One woman was in a wheelchair and the man was large and had short grey hair.

Anyone with information should call PC Paula Jackson at Gosport police station on 101. Alternatively, visit hampshire.police.uk to give information.

To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

It is the second dog attack in Gosport in two months after a pregnant deer was killed by a pack of dogs on April 24.