A man in his 60s was hospitalised following an incident involving a dog in Morrell Avenue this afternoon (Wednesday, January 31), police have confirmed.

Emergency services, including at least four police vehicles, including a dog warden van, and an ambulance were called to the incident in Morell Avenue just after 1pm. 

Police have confirmed the man suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

The road was temporarily closed while the dog was brought under control by police. The incident was resolved and the scene cleared by 2.30pm.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “Thames Valley Police received a report of a dangerous dog incident in Morrell Avenue at around 1pm this afternoon.

“Officers responded to the report and are investigating. A man in his 60s sustained minor injuries in the incident and has been taken to hospital.

“The dog has been seized while enquiries continue to confirm breed of the dog."

The Oxford Mail was told at the scene that the dog in question was an XL Bully which the government has added to the list of banned dangerous dogs in England and Wales.