Pet owner requires surgery after Hitchin dog attack
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The victim of a dog attack required surgery after being bitten several times in Hitchin.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the attack – which happened at around 10.30pm on Sunday – to come forward.
The victim – a man in his 40s – was walking his own dog in the field behind Hitchin Rugby Club, off Old Hale Way, when his pet was attacked by a brown Staffordshire bull terrier.
During the incident, the man’s arm was bitten several times by the dog causing deep cuts and he needed surgery as a result.
The owner of the brown dog then put the pet on a lead, apologised and left.
He is described as a black man, of slim build and aged in his 20s.
PC Jamie Fannon-Hall said: “I’m appealing for anyone who believes they know who the owner of this dog is to get in touch.
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“I’d also like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident as you may have information that could assist our investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Fannon-Hall by emailing email@example.com.
You can also call police on 101 quoting reference 41/27536/18 or report online at herts.police.uk/Report.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.