Puppy Attack Investigation Under Way

Police are trying to trace a man who removed a dead pug puppy that his own dog had killed in an attack.

A woman and her daughter were walking their five-month-old pug in Eglinton country park, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, at about 3.30pm last Sunday when the attack happened.

They had let the pug off its lead in a remote part of the park but a black dog, thought to have been a German shepherd, appeared from a wooded area and chased down the pug.

It killed the small dog before the owner of the German shepherd recalled it and removed the pug.

The mother and daughter then contacted police.

The owner of the German shepherd is white and of average height and medium build.

At the time, he was wearing what has been described as a fisherman's outfit, with a green hat, green waistcoat, green trousers and a green rucksack.

Police are to return to the park this Sunday to speak to other dogwalkers who use the park.

PC Nik Callan said: "Clearly, this was a very distressing incident for owners of the pug.

"The circumstances are still unclear and we are looking for any information in connection with the incident.

"I would ask that the owner of the black dog with the appearance of a German shepherd please get in contact with police. Also, I would ask that anyone who was in the area of Eglinton country park who may have witnessed this incident please get in contact.''

Chief inspector Brian Shaw said: "We will have a number of officers at an event at Eglinton country park this Sunday between 12pm and 4pm, and they will be taking that opportunity to speak to dogwalkers and other members of the public about this incident.

"I would encourage anyone at Eglinton country park this Sunday who has information about this incident to speak with officers.''

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