A four-year-old child of Bangladeshi origin was seriously injured after being bitten by a pet dog while playing with his father in a park in East London.
Nazrul Islam, the father of a four-year-old child named Nabil Islam, said on Thursday night that he went to Hermaid Park in Newham to play with his two children on the afternoon of September 11. Suddenly, a pet dog came and bit the child’s leg. Nazrul then tried to protect his child. The child was later taken to Newham Hospital with serious injuries and then transferred to the Royal London Hospital. Yesterday, Wednesday (13 September), the doctors of the Royal London Hospital operated on the child’s leg. They are still in the hospital with the child.
Nazrul also said that the dog was not an obstacle even though there was a law to keep dogs tied. There was no belt around the neck. The owner of the dog came to the spot after a long time and threatened to kill me with the dog. The dog is a bull dog breed which is illegal in Britain. He complained to the police in this incident, but the police did not take any action in this incident till Thursday afternoon. The police has not contacted me in the last four days.
Nabil Islam’s father Nazrul Islam is a resident of Dhaka’s Mirpur.
Chowdhury Hasan, a relative of the family, said that as a parent and father, they are deeply worried about such an incident. At the same time, he called upon the parents to be aware.