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Appeal to Find Dangerous Dog after Weymouth Beach Attack

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7:24am 19th February 2014

Police have issued an appeal to Wessex FM listeners after a man and his dog were attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier on Weymouth Beach.

The incident happened around 8pm on Tuesday 11th February.

Sergeant Scott McFarland, of Weymouth police, said: "The dog was being walked along the beach off the lead when it was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The offending dog latched itself on to its throat and had to be pulled away by the victim's owner and a passer-by. Both the man and his dog had to receive medical treatment.

"This incident has caused a great deal of distress and left the owner very shocked.

"I am particularly keen to speak to two women, who also had two or three other dogs with them, who were seen with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the time. I urge them to come forward to help us ascertain exactly what happened.

"I would like to speak the owner of the offending dog and to any witnesses or anyone with information as soon as possible."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 11:421. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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