Police are seeking information after a toddler was bitten by a dog in East Malling.

The two-year-old boy was injured in Chapman Way, by a dog described as having black fur and resembling a German Shepherd.

The incident happened at around 3.20pm on Thursday 27 April 2023. It is reported the child was bitten after his parent had been given consent by the animal’s owner for it to be stroked.

Hospital treatment

The victim suffered bite marks around his left ear and required hospital treatment.

The owner of the dog is said to have left the scene after the incident happened.

He was described as in his late teens, slim and around 5ft 7ins tall and was wearing a blue tracksuit.

Anyone with information which may assist the investigation is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/75423/23.

By Ed

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