POLICE are investigating an incident in which a child was bitten by a dog in York.

It happened on Wednesday, October 14 at 4.10pm at West Bank Park on Hamilton Drive and involved an 8-year-old boy being bitten by a dog.

The boy did not require hospital treatment but was badly bruised.

The dog was on a lead and was with two adults, one man and one woman, who also had another dog with them.

The breed of the dogs are unknown at this time, however one was black and one was brown.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist the investigation, contact police on 101 and pass information onto the force control room, quoting reference 12200180767