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, 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 or call the free number 0800 555 111.

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