Parents voice fears over dog after son bitten
Animal injured youngster’s hand
A NORTH-EAST dad today warned parents to be on their guard after his young son was attacked by a dog.
Seven-year-old Connor Milne was playing with a friend at a park in Cove when he was bitten on the hand.
The dog’s teeth punctured the skin and the youngster was left in agony.
But his mum and dad Lynne and David are worried someone else could be more seriously hurt.
Connor was playing with a friend at Charleston Park, near his home on Charleston Crescent, when he went to pat the animal.
He said: “I was clapping the dog and I put my hand down when it bit me.
“It was really sore. It put his teeth right through my skin. It was scary. I just ran home.”
The tip of Connor’s index finger and the bottom of his thumb were injured in the attack.
Dad David said: “Next time it could be a kid’s face. It will be a worry for parents around here that there is a dog going about biting kids.”
Connor’s parents were gardening when they saw him run into the street crying. They took Connor to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where doctors decided the best thing for the Charleston Primary pupil was to let his wound recover naturally.
The family have a dog of their own, Tess, who Connor is used to handling.
Connor said: “I wouldn’t pat a dog I don’t know now.”
The attack took place at around 5.45pm on Saturday and police would like to hear from anyone who may know the owner of the animal which has been described as a small black, brown and white dog with a blue coloured lead.
The owner also had second dog which was black and a similar size to a Labrador.
Inquiry officer Pc Derek Bain said: “We are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the owner so that we can at the very least give some advice in order to prevent a re-occurrence.”
SHOCK: Seven-year-old Connor Milne who suffered a dog bite to his hand, with mum Lynne.