Witness appeal following dog bite incident in Bournemouth

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Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a woman was bitten by a dog in Bournemouth.

The incident occurred at around 8.45pm on Sunday 1 August 2021 when a local woman aged in her 70s was walking her dog on Fernheath Valley. A man was nearby with two American Bull Terrier-type dogs, one was white and the other was grey and white.

It is reported that the grey and white dog attacked the victim and her dog, causing puncture wounds. She received medical treatment following the incident. 

The man told the victim that her dog would be fine and walked away from the area. He is described as white, aged in his late 30s or early 40s, between five feet ten inches and six feet tall and of slim build with short dark hair. He was clean shaven and was wearing a navy-coloured T-shirt and light-coloured jeans.

Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “We have been carrying out a number of enquiries so far and I am appealing to anyone who recognises the dog owner from the description given to please get in touch.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed what happened or has any information to assist my enquiries.”

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 55210124582. 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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