A TODDLER was bitten by a dog while playing outside in Salisbury.

The incident happened near Cowslip Farm, off Devizes Road, on Sunday, May 18 when the two-year-old boy was out with his family.

Three people with five dogs, all off their leads, arrived in the area and a Jack Russell bit the child on the leg, causing a small puncture wound.

The dog’s owners then left the scene without offering any assistance.

The child was taken to hospital for a check-up but was not badly hurt.

Police are appealing for information about the incident, which happened at about 6.45pm.

The people involved were two men and a woman all in their 40s or 50s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.