Hampshire Constabulary

Appeal for info after girl bitten by dog in Southampton

Press release   •   Feb 05, 2019 14:10 GMT

We are appealing for information after a two-year-old girl was bitten by a dog in Southampton.

The dog, described as a Husky, was tethered up outside Lidl in Antelope Businesses Park on Bursledon Road between 3pm and 3.45pm on Tuesday 29 January.

The girl was with her father and approached the dog on the way into the store, and it was friendly. On the way out of the store the girl approached the dog again. On this occasion the dog bit her face, causing bite marks to her nose and chin that required stitches.

Was this your dog?

Do you know anyone who was in Lidl’s on the Tuesday afternoon who owns a Husky?

We would like to trace the owner of this dog to review the dog’s behaviour.

Our advice is to refrain from approaching a dog you don’t know without the owner present and with their consent, especially when a dog is tethered.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190036218.

In an emergency, call 999.