st aldate street

An 11-year-old boy was attacked by a Greyhound in Gloucester and police are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened on St Aldate Street at around 2pm on Sunday 17 April. The boy was walking when he passed a black Greyhound on a lead which leapt up and bit him to the ribs, causing the skin to break. The owner, a white man in his 30s wearing a dark hooded top, has then pulled the dog away and carried on walking.

Police urge any witnesses, or the owner himself, to come forward by calling 101 quoting incident 366 of Sunday 17 April.

You can also contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.