Man bitten by dog outside shop in Spalding

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A man was treated in hospital after he was bitten by a dog outside a shop in Spalding at the weekend.

It happened outside Acacia Stores, Acacia Avenue, Spalding, shortly after 6.30pm on Sunday.

The scene was first attended by the police to ensure the site would be safe if our crews needed to treat any patients

East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Emergency services, including police and paramedics, were called but the man made his own way to hospital.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call to a person reported as having been bitten by an animal.

“The scene was first attended by the police to ensure the site would be safe if our crews needed to treat any patients.

“However, once on scene, it was concluded that an ambulance was not required and the patient made their own way to hospital.”

Meanwhile, an RSPCA spokesman said: “Generally, dog attacks on people are something the police deal with and we would only be involved if there was an animal welfare issue.

“However, this sounds like a very worrying incident and we hope the gentleman is okay.”