Image appeal following dog bite incident in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 07/12/2020 16:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Officers are issuing an image of a man they would like to identify after a boy was bitten by a dog in Bournemouth.

 At around 8am on Friday 6 November 2020 a 12-year-old boy was waiting to cross the road on Montgomery Avenue with his friend, near to the old swimming pool site. 

 A man and his terrier-type dog walked behind the victim and the dog barked at him, before biting the back of his leg. The boy sustained bruising. 

 The owner of the dog did not say anything to the victim and carried on walking past. He is described as a white man aged in his 60s.

 Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “Following enquiries I have obtained an image of a man I would like to speak to.

“While I appreciate you are unable to see his face, I am hoping someone may recognise him from either the clothing he is wearing or the dog he is walking.

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“I am keen to hear from anyone who may know the identity of the man.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200167737. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111. 
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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