Dovercourt: Couple attacked by dangerous dog

A staffordshire terrier

A staffordshire terrier - Credit: Contributed

Walkers were bitten several times by an out-of-control dog as they strolled through a beauty spot.

The couple were walking their small dog through the Hangings - a public footpath in Dovercourt - when they were attacked by a large chocolate brown Staffordshire Terrier with a white bib.

The incident took place on Monday May 27 at about 5pm as the couple were approached by two men who had the terrier off the lead.

The victims’ dog was attacked and when when they picked it up to protect it they were also bitten several times.

Eventually the owner arrived and pulled the dog away and apologised before walking away towards Parkeston Road.

Police want to trace the two men. The first man is described as white, in his late twenties to mid-thirties, 6ft tall and slim. He was wearing a grey T-shirt, trousers and trainers.

The second man was white, slightly shorter in height, aged in his twenties, and of medium build. He was wearing a baseball cap, and was of scruffy appearance. He had several tattoos, mainly on his arms.

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Anyone with information should call PC Jonathan Straight, or his colleagues at Harwich police station, on 101.

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