Police appeal after man is bitten by dog in Eastbourne

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Police news.

Sussex Police is appealing for witnesses after a man and a dog were bitten by another dog in Eastbourne.

A family were walking their Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the Oval Ground in Channel View Road at around 5.20pm on Saturday, August 1. They were approached by another Staffodshire Bull Terrier, which was not on a lead, and it started to attack their pet.

When the man tried to separate the animals, he was bitten on the thumb, which required medical treatment. His dog suffered bites to its ear.

Two women, who were with the other dog, then approached to help. Once the animals were pulled apart they agreed to meet the victim at the local vets. However, they failed to show and never left contact details.

One of them is described as white, in her fifties with short, bobbed hair while the other is described as white, in her twenties with long brown hair.

PC Nicholas Funnell said: “We would like to speak with the two women who were seen walking the Staffordshire Bull Terrier that attacked the other dog. If you have any information about this incident please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 1282 of 01/08.”

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