Man charged after 13-year-old boy bitten by dog on Halloween

Police were called to South Street in St Andrews after the schoolboy was bitten by a dog on October 31.

Man charged after 13-year-old boy taken to hospital following dog bite on South Street, St Andrews © Google Maps 2022

A man has been charged after a 13-year-old boy was bitten by a dog in Fife.

Police were called to South Street in St Andrews around 6.55pm on October 31 after receiving reports of a teenager being bitten by a dog.

Emergency services took the 13-year-old to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

His current condition is unknown.

On Wednesday, police confirmed a 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

It is understood the dog in question has been put down.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Around 6.55pm on October 31, police received a report a teenager had been bitten by a dog on South Street, St Andrews.

“Emergency services attended, and a 13-year-old boy was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

“A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”