Elderly man attacked by dog in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:34 02 July 2015

An elderly man was attacked by a dog

An elderly man was attacked by a dog


A sixty nine year old man was bitten on his leg by a ‘dangerous’ dog on Thursday (25).

The pensioner was walking through a field between House Lane and Craiglands when he was approached by a dog which was not on a lead at around 8.30pm.

The canine then proceeded to bite the man on the back of his leg.

The dog’s owner and the dog then left the area in the direction of Sandridge without leaving any details.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident and are keen to trace the owner.

He is described as a white man, aged 40 to 45, around 5ft 10ins tall of slim build, with short, fair, greying hair. He was wearing light coloured jeans.

The dog has been described as a tan Staffordshire bull terrier with a dark coloured harness.

PC Meg Sheppard said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or who thinks they may have seen the dog and its owner in the area around the time stated, to contact me.”

Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number 101 or anonymously call 0800 555 111.

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