Irchester dog attack leaves man with bites after protecting pet

The attack took place on Sunday, February 21

Friday, 5th March 2021, 1:32 pm
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A man has been left with bite injuries to his hand after protecting his pooch from being attacked by another dog at a popular country park.

The man was walking in Irchester Country Park with his dog when he encountered two men with both their dogs off the lead.

Whilst one was put back on the leadthe owner of the other dog was not restrained, leaving it free to attack the victim's dog.

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A spokesman for Northants Police said: "Between 1.05pm and 1.30pm on Sunday, February 21, the victim was walking his dog in Irchester country park when he came across two men walking two dogs off the lead.

"One of the men put one dog back on its lead, but the other man left the second dog loose, and it went on to attack the victim’s dog.

"As the owner tried to stop this attack he too was bitten, causing minor hand injuries. The man with the loose dog then threatened to attack the victim if he did not leave, so he walked away along a wooded footpath leading to Daniels Road.

"The suspect who threatened the dog owner is described as a white man in his early to mid-20s, 5ft 8in and of slim build. He wore a light grey or white tracksuit.

"The dog which bit the victim is described as a tan-coloured bull mastiff/English bulldog cross, which wore a camouflage patterned Julius K9 harness.

"The other man was white, 6ft 2in, of medium build, and the dog he had on a lead was a tan-coloured bull mastiff/English bulldog cross, in a fluorescent Julius K9 harness. This man is not being sought as a suspect."

Anyone with information about the incident or who recognises the description of the suspect or the dogs is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 21000104163.