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Appeal after 11-year-old girl attacked by dog in Stepney Green

Footage has been released by police after a girl was attacked by a dog (credit: Met Police)

Police have released footage of a man and his dogs after an 11-year-old girl was attacked in Stepney Green.

The victim was walking on Ben Jonson Road at 8.30am on Wednesday, 28 September, when one of the animals lunged at her, biting her several times on the hand and arm.

A passing taxi driver helped free her from the dog’s grip.

She was taken to hospital with serious injuries – including broken bones.

The owner of the dogs fled the scene before police arrived.

Video footage of the man and his dogs has been released by detectives investigating the incident.

Police have released video footage of the dogs and their owner (credit: Met Police)

Detective Inspector, Luke Hampton said: “This was a shocking and sustained attack on a young girl as she walked to school.

“The incident not only left her with serious injuries – including broken bones – but has also left her traumatised.

“We need to quickly identify the owner of these dogs to make sure this does not happen again.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 with reference 2628/28SEP.

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