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SEVERAL people – including one child – were reported to have been injured by an out-of-control dog in an incident in a Chippenham park yesterday .

It was reported that at least six police officers responded to reports of the animal biting several people in the town’s John Coles Park on Malmesbury Road yesterday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses said that at least one child was taken to hospital for treatment.

The incident happened at around 2.15pm when police officers, the dog’s owner and vets tried to bring the dog under control.

The animal reportedly escaped from a house in the Greenway Lane area before running into the park and carrying out the attack.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We received calls to a dog out of control at John Coles Park, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, at around 2.15pm this afternoon.

“It is reported that several people have suffered bites but none of the injuries are thought to be serious.

“Officers attended and were able to bring the dog under control with the assistance of a local vets. Our enquiries are ongoing.”

Following the incident, the owner took the dog home but an investigation has been launched.

It’s not known if police intend to take further action against the owner or the dog.

Did you witness this incident in John Coles Park yesterday afternoon? If so, please contact John Baker on 07955 013319 or email john.baker@newsquest.co.uk

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