Man bitten by dogs in Northamptonshire

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was bitten by two dogs in Northamptonshire.

The incident happened at about 3pm on Sunday, August 30, in the woods off Norton Road in Corby.

The man was walking his dog when two pitbull-type dogs came over and started attacking it.

As he bent down to separate them he was bitten, suffering deep cuts to his arm as a result, and needed hospital treatment.

There were several people around at the time of the incident who may have witnessed it and police are appealing for them to come forward.

Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended and was the first to arrive on the scene.

The medics helped to assess and treat the patient, who was a man in his 40s, cleaning and dressing his wound, as well as providing pain relief and antibiotics.

The man was taken to Kettering General Hospital by land ambulance.