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.
"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.