North Walsham

Police plea after dog attack

Just Regional
Jun 16, 2020 1 min read

Police are appealing for witnesses to a dog attack in Smallburgh that left a man with significant bite wounds to his hands.

The incident happened sometime between 1.30pm and 2pm on Friday, June 12, when the victim, a man aged in his 60s, was walking his dog along Anchor Street.

Another dog, described as a bull terrier-type, appeared from nowhere and attacked the victim’s dog. It was not on a lead or wearing a collar and was without an owner.

The victim pulled the dog away from his own pet and suffered deep cuts to both of his hands that later required surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. His dog required veterinary treatment.

The bull terrier type dog ran off across a field after the attack.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or have any information about the incident, or the dog, is asked to contact PC Luke Bunn at North Walsham Police Station on 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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