Children bit by dogs in Whaley Bridge

Police are investigating reports that two young children have been bitten by a pair of dogs in Whaley Bridge.

A mother reported to Derbyshire Constabulary that she was walking with her children, aged two and four, on the bridge that leads from Wheatsheaf Road to Whaley Bridge Memorial Park when the children were approached by two Jack Russell dogs and bitten on their bodies.

The youngsters suffered bruising and were taken to hospital for a check-up.

Police are trying to trace the owner of the dogs, who is described as a white woman in her 60s who wore a bright orange coat.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Lora Holdgate via one of the following contact methods, quoting reference 20000052932:

• Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

• Twitter – direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact

• Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us

• Phone – call the non-emergency number 101 and Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 

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