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Suffolk Constabulary appeal after 'dog behaved aggressively' to woman and child in Brandon

A woman and her child were confronted by an 'aggressive dog' while out walking in Brandon.

Suffolk Constabulary said the young child and mother were alarmed by the small dog, possibly a lhaso apso breed, when it growled as they passed through Heath Road just before 10am on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said: "The woman was walking with her young child when the dog, which was on a long lead, growled at them and attempted to reach out to bite them.

Police have sent out an appeal.
Police have sent out an appeal.

"Neither were injured, however the owner, a man believed to be in his mid to late 60s, is reported to have made no attempt to control the dog.

"While it isn't necessary for dogs to be on a lead at all times, dogs must be kept on a lead in designated pedestrian zones and on land where livestock is present."

The spokesman added that short leads are 'more appropriate' for handling dogs.

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