Man seriously injured after being attacked by Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Hampshire

A MAN suffered a serious injury after being attacked by a dog.

Thursday, 8th August 2019, 11:36 am
Updated Thursday, 8th August 2019, 11:39 am

The incident happened in Ellis Road in Southampton at around 5pm on Sunday.

The victim, who is 54-years-old, went to stroke the Staffordshire Bull Terrier which was being walked off a lead by a man and a child.

The dog jumped up and bit the man’s ear, causing a serious injury.

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The owner of the dog then left scene.

He is described as being:

White - Aged 60 - Medium build - Medium length brown hair - Brown/grey beard

The dog is described as:

- Blue/grey coloured Staffy - Large, approx. 32KG - Appeared to be an older dog as was slightly grey in the face

If you have any information that could help, please call police on 101 and quote 44190274885.