'A dog ran out from nowhere and bit my leg'
A FRIGHTENED Swansea mum bitten by a dog in the street has spoken of her worry over the number left free to roam.
Mum-of-one Nicola Davies was bitten in Talfan Road in Bonymaen on Monday afternoon.
Ms Davies, aged 24, whose son Harry, aged 22 months, was with her at the time of the frightening incident, said a group of dogs had been causing concern for many residents in the area and called on more to be done to help control them.
As a result of the biting, South Wales Police were called and spoke to the owner of the animal.
She said: "They are everywhere, they have fouled in my garden numerous times and my father has had to put up mesh wire to try and stop them.
"They aren't strays, I think they get let out by people when they go to work — you don't see them on weekends.
"There are about four or five of them and they just roam around, lots of people are getting annoyed.
"It was really frightening. I was walking back home with Harry and this dog just ran out from nowhere.
"He came from behind and I felt a sharp pain on my leg.
"It didn't bleed but it did pierce the skin."
Ms Davies added she had reported the dogs to Swansea Council on a number of occasions.
"I wish there was more enforcement, not just if the dogs are out but because of the fouling as well," she added.
"Every day they are out there."
A spokesman for Swansea Council said: "Any reports that are made involving dogs attacking or biting members of the public are dealt with by the police.
"Police are investigating this particular incident.
"We respond to all calls received from the public in relation to stray dogs.
"In 2012/13 we received 1,123 calls and this resulted in more than 600 dogs being impounded."
A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "This was reported to us at 4pm on Monday. An officer attended and spoke to the owner of the dog who was given appropriate advice."