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Woman sought after terrier bites dog walker near Cliffhanger Cafe in Highcliffe

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POLICE are seeking a woman whose dog bit a man as he tried to stop it attacking his son’s pet in Highcliffe.

The incident near the Cliffhanger Cafe in Waterford Road, which left a man with puncture wounds to his arm, took place on Saturday 16th April, but details have only just been released by officers as they launched a witness appeal.

Around 12.10pm the victim, who is in his 50s, had been walking with his wife and his son’s dog when they were approached by a woman with a small terrier, which began attacking their dog.

The incident happened near the Cliffhanger Cafe (picture: Google)
The incident happened near the Cliffhanger Cafe (picture: Google)

Its female owner came and took it away, but the man suffered his injuries as he tried to intervene.

The woman then left the scene without giving her details.

She is white with shoulder-length brown hair, wearing a white jumper with grey patterns, a light-coloured sun hat and white trousers, and black trainers with white soles.

Her dog was a small, brown or sandy coloured terrier-type dog.

PC Jennie Sykes-Martin said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and are keen to identify the owner of the dog involved so we can take her account.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or who has any information relating to her identity to please come forward.

“I would also ask the woman involved to do the right thing and come forward to assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police online at https://bit.ly/3LWrbrq or by emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, quoting crime reference number 55220059854.

Crimestoppers can also be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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