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Man attacked by dogs

06 May 2016 13:36 PM

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Police are appealing for information after man was attacked by a dog in Washington.

The incident happened around 2.30pm on Saturday, April 23, near to the Wetlands Centre. The 73-year-old man and his wife were walking their dog on the riverbank at the back of the Wetlands Centre when three dogs who were not on leads ran towards them and bit the 73-year-old a number of times on his legs.

The man suffered a significant injuries as a result of being bitten.

A man and woman were with the three dogs and police are keen to identify them.

The man is described as white, 26-years-old, 5ft 10 inches tall, slim build with short black hair and a slim tattoo down the left hand side of his neck.

The woman is described as white, 22-years-old, average build, 5ft 4 inches tall. Both were pushing bikes and appeared to be intoxicated. They used racially abusive and threatening behaviour towards the man and his wife.

It's believed one of the dogs involved in the attack may have been called 'Buster'. Officers are carrying out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone who was in the area at the time or has information about those responsible is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 640 230416 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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