Police appeal - Can you help identify dog which bit a man in Woodford Halse?

Police in south Northamptonshire have asked the public for help in a bid to discover the owner of a dog which bit a man in Woodford Halse.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 10:12 am
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 10:16 am
Police have asked for help to discover the owner of a dog that bit a man as he was trying to protect his own pet

The dog involved in the attack is described as 'distinctive'. It bit a man in Woodford Halse as he tried to protect his own pet during a walk.

The incident took place between 4.45pm - 5pm on December 12 on a sports field off Byfield Road.

It occurred when a large dog, thought to be a Boerboel or South African mastiff, got away from the woman walking it and went for a dog being walked by a man and a woman.

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As the man picked up his pet to protect it, the Boerboel, possibly called Axle, bit his hand through thick clothing, causing swelling and bruising but no serious injury.

Following unsuccessful local enquiries, officers are asking the owner of the dog or anyone who may know them, to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

The incident number to quote is 20000660098.