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Police hunt men after dog SAVAGED mother and her young children while they hunted for Easter eggs

Police are hunting three men after a dog off its leash attacked a mother and her young children while they took part in an Easter egg hunt in a London park.

Officers rushed to the scene and found the mother and her nine-year-old daughter had been left with deep bite wounds while her ten-year-old son had been bitten on the arm.

The attack took place on Easter Sunday while the family, including the father who was left unharmed, were out hunting for eggs in the afternoon.

Police are appealing for information after a mother and her two young children were injured during a dog attack in London's Bushy Park while they hunted Easter eggs on Easter Sunday

Police officers are looking to speak to this man in connection with the dog attack in the park

Police and the London Ambulance Service arrived at the park shortly before 6pm and the mother and her two children were treated before being taken to hospital.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police are now looking to speak to three men in connection with the attack.

The force say reports suggest they ran towards Vicarage Road, near Hampton Wick Station.

The man thought to be the dog's owner was described by police as a light-skinned black male with a moustache and hair on his chin, wearing a yellow and black top and black trousers. 

Police released images of these two men they would like to trace in connection with the attack

They added: 'Police are looking to speak to three males involved in a dog attack causing serious injury to victims in Bushy Park on Easter Sunday April 4 at around 5.30pm.

'If you have information or know the males please call police on 101 with reference to report 0703049/21.'

It follows reports that a deer died after being chased into a fence by a dog in the same park.

Police said the animal was let off its lead by a dog walker and ran into some woods where it chased the deer.

Royal Parks Police said the deer died after it ran into a fence.

A spokesman for the force said: 'A dog walker had his dog off its lead in Millennium Woods in Bushy Park when it chased some deer.

'One of the deer ran into the fence and unfortunately died.

'These woods are not supposed to have deer in them, however they have managed to gain access.

'Please be mindful when walking dogs in the park, that the deer can appear in unexpected places.'

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