Image call following dog bite incident in Christchurch
Officers are investigating an incident in which a woman was bitten on the hand by a large dog on Highcliffe Beach.
The incident happened at around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday June 5 on the beach between Steamer Point and Highcliffe Castle as the victim was walking her dog with her family.
It is reported that a large dog ran towards the neck of the victim’s dog. The victim – a woman in her 40s from the New Forest area – was caught in the incident and the large dog bit her.
The dog, who was not on a leash at the time of the incident, is described as an Akita crossed with a dark brown or black short-haired Doberman.
The victim suffered a bite on her hand and scratches and went to the hospital for treatment.
Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin of Dorset Police said: ‘The owners of the dog have moved away and have not provided their contact details, so I am investigating to locate them.
“I am now in a position to post an image of a man and woman I would like to speak to as part of my investigations and I urge anyone who recognizes them to contact me.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, e-mail [email protected] or calling 101, quoting the number d ‘event 55210089530.
Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent Crimestoppers charity online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call the free number 0800 555 111.