It was only this summer that I was remarking about dangerous dogs on our beaches and now we read that a girl of nine received serious bites when she was attacked by two dogs at Victoria Parade in Ramsgate on August 4th.
The animals, a Jack Russell and a Rottweiler, were being walked by a man and a woman.
The girl’s grandmother was also injured as she tried to prize the dogs off. The bites needed hospital treatment and may lead to permanent scarring.
Kent Police say the couple with the dogs were aggressive and left the scene in a blue people carrier. Some children provided what they believed to be part of the registration plate but it did not tally. The car has so far not been traced.
The girl, from Bedfordshire, was on holiday and playing ball when the attack happened between 6pm and 6.50pm on a Saturday.
Police in Thanet now want to hear from people who witnessed the attack or who knows the dogs' owners.
Anyone with information is asked to telephone PC Dan Fordom on 01843 222778 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.