Police plea to trace dog owners after Lurcher bites Dachshund and man's hand in Northampton nature reserve

Police issue descriptions of couple in their 60s

Thursday, 9th June 2022, 12:43 pm

Police in Northampton want to trace owners of a Lurcher that bit another dog walker and his miniature Dachshund in a nature reserve.

According to officers, the incident happened at about 1pm on Wednesday (June 1) at Stauntons Pits, near Sixfields.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesperson said: “The owner and his two Dachshunds walked past a couple and their dog once, but the second time they passed each other the brindle Lurcher grabbed one of the small dogs around its middle.

Police in Northampton want to trace the owners of a brindle Lurcher following an incident in Stauntons Pits, near Sixfields, last week

“The Dachshund sustained puncture wounds which required vet’s treatment while its owner was bitten on a hand as he intervened.

“The Lurcher owners are both thought to be in their mid-60s. The man 5ft 11in with short grey hair and bearded, and the woman 5ft 6in with shoulder-length white hair.”

Anyone with information can call 101 using incident number 22000315375 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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