NEWS: Police appeal for help in Christchurch dog-biting incident


Police in Christchurch investigating a dog bite incident in the town are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man – with a photo being released.

At around 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 April 2016, a man was walking his Springer Spaniel near to the slipway on the quay when a Bull Terrier-type dog ran up to them and began attacking his dog, biting it on the ear. 

The Spaniel’s owner – a 55-year-old local man – tried to free his dog and eventually managed to pull them apart.

After the incident he noticed that he had been bitten on his right index finger. His dog suffered injuries to her ear.

Police Constable Alexandra Seymour, of Christchurch police, said: “The spaniel’s owner asked for the details of the other dog owner but he refused. He did manage to take a photo.

“As part of my investigation I am now in a position to release a photo of the other man involved in this incident. 

“I would urge this man, or anyone who recognises him, to please call Dorset Police on 101.”


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