Hi - wonder if anyone can give a bit of advice. We have a old english, 15 months. He has been through a lot health wise - and recently had a hip replacement that has left him somewhat lame on one side. He is a laid back chap and this am we tok him for a slow walk down the seafront. Lots of people like to to touchhim andkids always want to cuddle him. On our return, outside our house, my partner got him out of the back seat. She closed the door and the next minute i heard him bark. I looked out the window and saw a chap racing round the corner shouting at my partner. I jumped out the car and saw a young lad around 10ish on the floor by the car with his scooter on top of him. According to my partner, this little boy came hurtling round the corner and came right up close to our dog, who was on a short loop lead (the one where it goes round his mouth), our dog jumped up and pushed the kid of his scooter. We are not sure if the boy ran into his leg or just got very close. Obviously the parents were very angry and shouted being aggressive. We put the dog in the house and i tried to explain what had happened. The boy was up on his feet crying and showing what looked like claw marks on his belly - our dog does weigh over 6 stone. The father then starts shouting our dog had bitten his son and we had a dangerous dog we couldnt control. I really cant see how our dog could bite with the control around his mouth but it all happended so quickly i could not swear honestly that he didnt. He said that he wanted our name and number and was going to contact the police and his solicitor to get our dog put down. We are absolutely distraught with worry and dont know what to do next. After the incident we called the police ourselves and all they said was it was up to the family to decide what to do next. So now we are sat here like lemons - dreading a knock at the door. Any words of wisdom would be greatly received.