Police are attempting to identify a dog that attacked a teenage boy at Lightning Ridge yesterday morning.
About 9am on Saturday 12 July 2014, a 13-year-old boy was riding his bike along an access road to the Old Angledool Opal Fields near Gem Street, when a dog approached and attacked him.
Police have been told the dog jumped up and bit the boy on the hand causing him to fall off his bike before it continued its attack.
A woman who was driving past heard the boy crying out for help and found him lying on the road with significant wounds to his hand and leg.
She drove him to Lightning Ridge Hospital where he received 15 stitches to four separate bite wounds.
The matter was subsequently reported to police who conducted searches of the area but were unable to locate the dog.
They are now urging local residents to be on the lookout for the dog which is described as being a brindle-coloured “pig dog” with no collar on. Police have been told the dog may have two different colour eyes.
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