A young boy has been bitten by a dog whilst skateboarding in Brisbane, with police desperate to track down the animal’s owner.
The attack happened around 5.00pm on Monday, as the 11-year-old was riding his skateboard along Vintage Road after leaving the William Stuart skate park in Thornlands.
Police said a man was walking his dog in the opposite direction and as he approached the boy, the dog snapped and bit the youngster.
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“The man stopped to talk to the boy, and appears to have downplayed the severity of the dog’s bite and walked off towards the Crystal Waters shops,” police said in a statement.
Police are now trying to track down the dog owner, who has been described as being in his late 50s, Caucasian with a proportionate build and with grey balding hair and grey stubble.
He was wearing a light grey jumper and black pants.
The dog (similar to the one pictured) is described as large, brown and similar to a Bull Mastiff breed but more the size of a Doberman. Police say the dog was wearing a black studded collar.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or knows the whereabouts of the man or his dog is urged to contact police.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.