Image appeal following dog bite incident in Christchurch

Alert message sent 17/06/2021 14:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Officers investigating an incident where a woman was bitten by a dog in Christchurch are issuing images of two people they would like to speak to.

The incident occurred at around 1.45pm on Saturday 5 June 2021 on the beach between Steamer Point and Highcliffe Castle while the victim was walking her dog with her family.

It is reported that a large dog ran toward the victim’s dog’s neck. The victim – a woman aged in her 40s from the New Forest area – got caught up in the incident and the large dog bit her. 

The offending dog is described as an Akita crossed with a Doberman that had dark brown or black short fur. It was not on a lead at the time of the incident.

The victim sustained a bite to her hand and scratches and she attended hospital for treatment.

Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “The owners of the dog walked away and did not provide their details, so I am carrying out enquiries to locate them.

“I am now in a position to issue an image of a man and a woman who I would like to speak to as part of my enquiries and I would urge anyone who recognises them to please get in touch.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210089530. 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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