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Dog bites two children on beach near Scratby

PUBLISHED: 20:09 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 07:56 18 August 2017

Scratby beach, where the children were bitten. Picture: James Bass

Scratby beach, where the children were bitten. Picture: James Bass

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A mum has made a plea for dog owners to keeps their pets on leads after her daughter and another child were bitten.

The incident happened near the beach at California Sands holiday park in Scratby on Monday afternoon.

One girl was bitten on the leg and the other on the bottom and both were left with visible marks.

The mother-of-one, who is on holiday with her eight-year-old daughter and friends, said the girls were running away from the dog, believed to be a black cockapoo, “screaming for their lives.”

She added: “It circled them like a shark. They kept still but the dog kept going to bite.

“I decided to rugby tackle the dog. There were other little ones there and I was trying to protect the babies.”

The holidaymaker said this would not have happened in Cambridge, where dogs have to be kept on leads.

Police confirmed the dog’s owners had called the police to let them know their puppy had bitten two children.

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