West Mercia Police officers in Hereford have launched an appeal after a boy was bitten by a dog in Hereford.

The incident happened on Sunday in the Oval area of the city and Police are keen to hear from any witnesses that may have seen the incident.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:

“We have released an image of a man who they believe may be able to help with enquires after a 17-year-old boy was bitten by a dog in Hereford.

“The incident happened on Sunday 2 April at around 4.30pm at the rear of The Oval on the junction of Spofford Street.

“The teenager was approached by the dog, which was on a lead, before it bit him on the face. The dog is described as large Bull-type dog, with short black fur and wearing a green harness.

“Officers believe the man in the image may have information that could help with the investigations.

“Anyone who may know the man in the image, or has any information regarding the incident is asked to contact the South Wye Safer Neighbourhood Team by emailing herefordsouthside.snt@westmercia.police.uk.”