Man Taken To Hospital After Dog Bite

6 October 2010, 10:52

Police in Weymouth are looking for the owner of a dog which bit a man in the town.

It happened in Littlemoor at around 8.30am on Thursday, 30th September 2010, on fields near Louviers Road.

A brown rough-haired terrier caused two puncture wounds to one of the victim’s fingers, which he needed treatment for at Dorset County Hospital.

Police Constable Mike Brown, of Weymouth police, said: “While out walking, the terrier approached the victim’s dog and a fight began between the two animals.

“The victim tried to separate the two dogs, but the terrier bit him on the finger.”

The offending dog was being walked by a man aged in his forties. This man was wearing jeans and a jumper.

PC Brown continued: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, and anyone with any information about the terrier’s owner, to contact me as soon as possible.

“I would also urge the dog’s owner to do the right thing and speak to the police.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police in confidence on 01305 222 222 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.