Man and woman sought after dog attack in Lowestoft leaves victim requiring hospital treatment

Police are investigating the incident

Police are investigating the incident

Police are asking for help tracing two people after an incident where a dog attacked a man.

The 53-year-old victim was sitting on a bench in Dip Farm, Lowestoft, with a small pet dog on his lap at around 8.30pm yesterday.

Another dog, described as either a pitbull or bulldog-type breed, which was not on a lead, ran over and attacked the dog in the man’s lap.

The man was bitten on the hand as he tried move his dog out of the way.

Another man, who was with a woman, came running up and put the attacking dog on a lead, apologising, but when mention was made of calling police the man ran away with the dog before getting into a dark coloured car, with the woman, and driving off towards Lowestoft.

The 53-year-old received hospital treatment for the injury and police are asking the man and woman with the dog to come forward.

He is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall, of small/slim build, with short fair hair, a goatee-type beard and was wearing a red T-shirt and beige knee-length shorts while the woman is described as in her 20s, around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with dark hair tied behind her neck and was wearing a pink top, black leggings and white trainers.

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The dog was white with large brown patches, including one over its face.

If this was you, or if you have any information about those involved or if you witnessed the incident, please call Lowestoft Safer Neighbourhood Team by dialling Suffolk police on 101.