Man injured by dog in London Colney

PUBLISHED: 13:23 15 July 2011




A CYCLIST received minor injuries after he was bitten by a dog in London Colney last Thursday (July 7).

Herts Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at about 8.30pm, near Shenley Lane.

A man was cycling home from work, through a track on fields near Barley Mow Farm, when he passed a man walking three dogs.

One of them, a Rottweiler, jumped up at him and bit him on his right lower leg.

The owner of the dog is described as a white man, aged about 40, with short fair hair and wearing a blue/grey t-shirt with horizontal stripes.

The dog was black with brown or white patches.

PC Pete Austin, from St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This was a nasty incident where the victim was left shaken, although not seriously injured.

“I am keen to trace the owner of the dog to investigate further and ensure this kind of incident does not happen again.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw the incident, or can help identify the dog and owner, to come forward. Alternatively, if you are the owner I would encourage you to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call PC Austin via the non-emergency number 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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