Appeal for information after man bitten by dog in Weymouth

Alert message sent 23/09/2021 10:21:00

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Officers investigating an incident where a man was bitten by a dog in Weymouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
At around 7.30am on Tuesday 14 September 2021 a man aged in his 60s was walking on the Rodwell Trail between the Buxton Road bridge and Wyke Road tunnel when a man with a dog off the lead walked past him. The dog turned round and bit the man on the ankle, piercing his skin.
The man with the dog is described as white, aged in his 60s, around five feet ten inches tall and of medium build. He was wearing a light-coloured or high vis jacket.
The dog involved is described as a mixed breed, of medium size and an off-white colour with brown patches.
Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and I would appeal to any witnesses, or anyone who recognises the dog owner involved from the description given, to please come forward.
“I would also urge the dog owner to do the right thing and get in touch with us so we can take your account.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210148525. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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