Blind man’s Labrador attacked by ‘pitbull-type’ dog

PUBLISHED: 15:57 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 08 February 2018

Can you help the police find this man? Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Can you help the police find this man? Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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A blind man was left shaken and ‘frightened’ after his guide dog was attacked in Weston-super-Mare.

Officers would like to speak to this man who they believe will ‘help with their enquiries’ about the incident.

The attack took place between 9.30-10am on January 30 in Milton Road near Ewart Road.

A man was out walking two brown pitbull-type dogs when one of the pair started to attack the blind man’s brown Labrador.

The blind man described the incident as a ‘frightening experience’ and is still shaken by it.

The dog required treatment at a vet.

A police spokesman said: “The man walking the two pitbull-type dogs is described as a white man, late teens, thin build and approximately 5ft 4in tall with dark hair.

“We would like to speak to any witnesses to the incident or anyone who recognises the man in the image or his description.”

If you have any information please call 101 and quote reference 5218026695.

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