Image appeal following dog bite incident in Christchurch

Alert message sent 17/06/2021 14:34:00

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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.”

View images here : https://www.dorset.police.uk/news-information/article/12629

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210089530. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111. 
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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