Pet owner requires surgery after Hitchin dog attack

Cambridgeshire police officer set to appear in court.

Cambridgeshire police officer set to appear in court. - Credit: Archant

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

You can also call police on 101 quoting reference 41/27536/18 or report online at

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the anonymous online form at