Boy, 4, attacked by dog in Ancoats while riding scooter with his family

Police are trying to track down the dog's owner.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 6th January 2023

A four-year-old boy was attacked by a dog in Ancoats while riding his scooter with his family.

The young boy was left with leg injuries that required hospital treatment.

Police are appealing to the public for information and hope to identify the dog’s owner.

The dog attack occurred at around 4pm on Wednesday 14 December 2022 on Danesdale Drive in Ancoats.

The family were heading down towards the Rochdale Canal tow path when they were approached by a large dog who was off its lead.


The dog is described as a heavy-set male British bulldog, mottled in colouring – both pale tan and white.

It attacked the four-year-old boy, who was riding his scooter at the time.


Police hope to find the bulldog-type dog’s owner, who is described as ‘a white man, of large build, with dark cropped hair, and large blue eyes. He was possibly mid 20s and was wearing a white top’.

The man had a second dog with him, a small black bulldog that did appear to be on a lead.

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He initially stopped at the scene but then walked off in the direction of Rodney Street and Steven Hunt Street. The dog was still off its lead.


GMP said: “We would like to identify and speak to the man who owns these dogs or appeal to the general public who may know the owner of the dog – or may have encountered similar incidents in recent weeks.

“Anyone with information regarding this incident, CCTV, footage, or knows who owns these dogs should contact us on 0161 856 65933 or 101 quoting incident 2493 of 05/08/2022

“Alternatively, you report information via or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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