A TEENAGE girl needed hospital treatment after she was bitten by a dog.
And now police are hunting for the dog and its owner.
The 13-year-old girl was bitten on the arm and had her coat ripped when the dog leapt on her.
She had been playing out at 12.40pm on grassland between James Street and Albion Street in Elland a week last Saturday when the dog attacked her.
She was taken to hospital and needed stitches, but police have been unable to trace the dog and its owner.
They are now appealing to the public to trace the dog, said to be a Japanese Akita breed or similar in style to a Husky.
A spokesman for Elland police said the dog is described as having white fur that is quite dirty, around 1.5ft tall with upright ears and a long bushy tail.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the dog or who owns it are asked to contact the Lower Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team on 01484 405251 or the West Yorkshire control room on 101.