Young girl is attacked by dog after stroking it outside Copnor One Stop store

POLICE are hunting for this man after a young girl was mauled by a dog.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 2:34 pm

The child was attacked outside the One Stop convenience store in Hayling Avenue, Copnor, on March 7, at 5pm.

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘A young girl spotted the dog in the doorway of the shop and stroked it, but as she want to walk away, the dog grabbed hold of her wrist and bit her.

‘The young girl suffered minor injuries as a result.’

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Police are looking for this man believed to be the owner of a dog that attacked a young girl in Copnor. Photo: Hampshire Constabulary

Officers have now released a CCTV image of dog’s suspected owner.

He was pictured wearing a black face mask, dark coat, jeans and white shoes.

All those with information about the incident should call police on 101, quoting 44210085861, or independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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