POLICE are appealing for information after a child was attacked by a dog in Flintshire.

Sgt Neil Hughes, of the South Flintshire policing team, said members of a family were enjoying a walk at Level Road Park near Ffordd Pel-Y-Dryn, Hawarden, when their four-year-old was attacked by a Staffordshire Terrier dog.

The child was dragged across the floor by his trousers and when the father tried to intervene he sustained serious bite marks to his arm.

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The incident happened in a park close to Ffordd Pel-Y-Dryn, Hawarden. Picture: Google Maps

The incident happened at 6.45pm on Saturday, September 15.

Police are looking to trace the dog owner who is a woman, aged between 30-40, with blonde hair, about 5ft 7in tall and average build.

She was wearing a blue coat and jeans.

The dog is a brown and white Staffordshire Terrier named 'Max'.

The sergeant added: "He sustained serious injuries when trying to protect his son and partner.

"There was a woman with the Staffy but she didn't stay at the scene and we still don't know who this is.

"This is a particularly harrowing and potentially very serious incident."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or the live web chat.