The UK's fastest-growing regional news network
19°C | 9°C
18°C | 8°C
16°C | 9°C
See the full forecast for your area.
Sponsored by Britelite.
Home Medway News Article
Police are investigating after a schoolboy was bitten on his side by a dog.
Officers say they are looking into a report of a dog being dangerously out of control after the 11-year-old boy suffered a puncture wound during the attack.
The incident happened in School Avenue, Gillingham, at about 3.20pm on Thursday, June 19.
One person who lives in the street, but did not want to be named, said: "It attacked the little boy and drew blood."
A police spokesman said: "Kent Police is investigating a report of a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.
"It is reported that an 11-year-old boy was bitten on the side by a dog in School Avenue, Gillingham, sustaining a puncture wound.
"Officers are making enquiries to establish the circumstances around the incident and who owns the dog."
Stories you might have missed
Probe launched after cylinder blaze death at yard
Benefits cheat spared jail despite pocketing £100,000
Cafe owner fighting for life after seafront horror crash
Trauma of fire victims one year after huge flats blaze
Click here for more news from Medway.
Click here for more news from around the county.