Hunt for dog owner after woman bitten by pet in Portsmouth

SCENE Bransbury Park
SCENE Bransbury Park
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A 59-YEAR-OLD woman needed hospital treatment after being bitten by a dog in a park.

The victim was walking her dog in Bransbury Park, Eastney, when it became involved in a fight with a small, stocky, black and white dog.

Both dog owners tried to intervene and the other dog – possibly called Beyonce – bit her finger.

The owner then verbally abused the woman and left the park with the dog.

Police are now appealing for three young men who went to the woman’s aid to come forward.

PC Shane Lonergan, investigating, said: ‘Although reports of this nature are thankfully uncommon in Bransbury Park, this was a distressing event for the woman and her dog.

‘These events happened in the afternoon in a public area used by many people. It is likely that there were more witnesses who I would like to contact police with any information they may have.

‘The injured woman has mentioned three young men, particularly one with blond hair who came to offer assistance, and who possibly knew the man and the dog involved.

‘She is grateful for their help, and it would be useful to our investigation if these men came forward.’

The black and white dog’s owner is a white man, aged about 18 and 5ft 8in tall with short hair, a slim build and glasses.

Anyone with information about the attack, which happened between 3pm and 3.30pm on June 29, is asked to call police on 101.