Two men and dog injured after attack in Plane View Close, Clacton

A dog is reported to have attacked a man in Clacton (stock image)

A dog is reported to have attacked a man in Clacton (stock image) - Credit: Archant

Two men and a dog have been injured after an attack in a residential street in north Essex.

Police were called to reports a dog had attacked a 27-year-old man in Plane View Close, Clacton.

The attack happened shortly after 4.15pm on Sunday and is thought to have involved a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, according to reports.

Essex Police said a 46-year-old man intervened and was also bitten.

“He attempted to restrain the dog, during which it was injured,” a spokesman added

“The younger man was taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening arm injuries.

“The other man was treated at the scene for minor wounds to his hands.

Most Read

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

The East of England Ambulance Service said an ambulance crews treated a man in his twenties before taking him to Colchester General Hospital for further care.

In March this year, police launched an appeal to locate a dangerous dog which attacked an assistance dog in the town.

A black Labrador was left with a wounded chest after the attack.