Paramedics and police have rushed to the scene of a vicious dog attacker after a young child was brutally bitten by a dog.

To make matters worse the dog’s owner fled the scene after leaving a fake name and address, sparking a town wide man hunt for the heartless owner.

The child has been taken to hospital whereby they aren’t being treated for severe wounds to their face.

Police remain on scene and are scouring the local area to try and find the man.