Search for dog owner after man bitten in car park

PUBLISHED: 09:57 31 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:57 31 July 2014

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A MAN was left with puncture wounds after being bitten by a dog in a Weston car park.

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the owner of the dog, which bit the 56-year-old male and refused to let go.

The incident occurred on July 16 at about 10.30am. The victim was returning to his car in Melrose car park, on the seafront, when he heard something behind him.

He saw a dark bull terrier-type dog which then ran up to him and bit him. The dog wouldn’t let go until the victim was able to kick out.

As a result of the attack, the man suffered puncture wounds which required medical attention.

Investigating officer PC Phill Perkins said: “The dog is described as dark coloured with a white patch on the right side of its face. It was about two-and-a-half feet tall and was stocky in appearance.

“After biting the victim, the dog ran off through a gap in the wall into Park Place.

“We are trying to identify the owner of this dog and would appeal to anyone who saw the incident or has any information to call us.”

If you can help contact PC Phill Perkins via the 24-hour police enquiry centre by calling 101 and quote reference 72674/14.

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