Man bitten by dog on Weymouth path needed hospital treatment

A MAN needed hospital treatment after being bitten by a dog in Weymouth.

Police are appealing for information after an incident on the path connecting Upwey Train Station to Bridlebank Way at around 10.30am on Thursday, October 5.

He sustained injuries to his right forearm and right leg and attended hospital for treatment, Dorset Police said, although the injuries are not believed to be serious.

It was reported the woman who was with the dog argued with the victim before leaving the scene. She did not leave her details.

She is described as being in her 50s, 5ft 10 inches tall, with long blonde hair. She was wearing a white and blue horizontal striped top, blue jeans, and grey shoes with white soles.

The dog is described as medium-size, with long, shaggy white hair and wearing an orange harness.

PC David Hamilton, of Dorset Police, said: “This was understandably a distressing incident for the victim and we hope he makes a full recovery from his injuries.

“We are conducting enquiries into this matter. We are keen to speak to the woman who owned the dog so we can take her account of what happened.

“I would urge anyone with information relating to her identity or any witnesses to the incident to please come forward. I would also ask the woman to please do the right thing and come forward if she reads this appeal.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230158118. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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