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Child, 8, attacked by dog and bit to the head outside school - cops launch hunt

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Police are hunting for the owner of a vicious dog after a child was attacked in broad daylight. Cops have launched an urgent appeal after the eight-year-old boy received an injury to the head in Northampton this afternoon (August 4).

The dog targeted him in an alleyway between Ingleborough Way and Hopping Hill Primary School, police said. READ MORE Breed of dog that killed young girl, 1, in horrific attack revealed after tragedy The pet has been described as a black and furry dog, which is small to medium in size.

Officers believe that the dog has returned to its owner following the frightening attack, reports Express. Witnesses or anyone who recognises the description of the dog are urged to contact Northamptonshire Police.It comes following a spate of dog attacks which have recently devastated the UK.

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