Man arrested following dog attack
Published: Friday 26th November 10
A joint investigation by the council’s parks police service and the Bedford ward safer neighbourhoods team has led to the arrest of a man in connection with an alleged dog attack on a young footballer.
The young player was appearing for an under-11s team during a match on Tooting Bec Common when the incident occurred.
The parks police and Bedford SNT launched an investigation after it was reported that a dog belonging to a spectator bit the boy on the arm when he walked off the pitch to retrieve the ball for a thrown-in.
Fortunately the boy's injuries were not serious and following hospital treatment he was allowed home and is thought to be making a good recovery.
As a result of enquiries in the area, a man was arrested earlier this week and has since been quizzed about this incident and a similar episode last year.
He is currently on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information about this allegation or who has information about any other dog related incident on the common is advised to contact the parks police on (020) 8871 7532.
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