Appeal for witnesses after man sustains nasty dog bite in Gloucester
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Officers in Gloucester are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained a nasty dog bite last month.
At approximately 4.30pm on 26 March, a man was walking his dogs near to Plock Court Playing Fields when his dogs were confronted by two Husky style dogs who were off their leads.
A scuffle ensued between the dogs and whilst trying to separate and protect his pets, the victim suffered a nasty bite to his left hand from one of the husky dogs, resulting in hospitalisation and surgery.
The owner of the Huskies was reported to be disinterested in assisting the victim other than eventually getting his dogs under control and walking away.
Investigating officers are appealing for information from any witnesses to this incident and to identify the owner of the Huskies.
The owner is believed to be a white man named “Matt” who owns two Husky style dogs and walks his dogs in this area regularly.
Gloucestershire Constabulary is committed to a number of a policing priorities and are asking all dog owners to please keep their dogs on leads where directed to do so, maintain good control of their dogs at all times in public places and pick up and dispose of dog waste appropriately.
Police would like to remind dog owners that allowing any dog to cause injury, or fear of injury is an offence under S3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and these instances will be dealt with robustly.
The penalty if found guilty of this offence could result in up to six months in prison or a fine up to £5000.