Boy bitten by dog in Peterborough out of hospital and mum says ‘don’t judge’ dog or its owner

A boy that was bitten by a dog in Peterborough last week (February 23) has been released from hospital and is ‘recovering well’ according to Police.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 5:00 am
The Air Ambulance landed in Braymere Road, last week (February 23).

The nine-year-old was left seriously injured in the incident which took place on Braymere Road, Hampton while he and his family were out on a walk.

He was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for emergency surgery and has been recovering ever since.

Police have since confirmed that, earlier this week, he was released from hospital and is ‘recovering well.’

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The dog was on its lead at the time of the attack and is currently in kennels after being seized by Police at the scene.

No arrests have been made but Police are still investigating and have been appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them by calling 101, quoting crime reference number 35/10751/21 or by visiting

In an online comment, soon after the incident the boy’s mother said: “It was my nine-year-old son that was bitten. He’s being very brave and well looked after.

“It was a freak accident (the dog was on a lead) and the owner was as distraught as me. She was amazing, providing support right up until we boarded the helicopter. Please don’t judge her or her dog badly, the poor lady has had to go home alone today and will be missing her baby terribly.

“I have no idea who anyone was that rushed to help but I’m grateful to all, particularly the young man who took my younger son’s scooter and our puppies home for me. We have a very supportive community. Thank you.”