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Man has part of finger bitten off by dog

Man has part of finger bitten off by dog

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:25pm 10th May 2019. (Updated at 5:02pm 10th May 2019)

A man has had part of his finger bitten off by a dog in north Devon.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses after it happened in Croyde.

Officers are investigating an incident of a dog being 'dangerously out of control'.

It happened on Jones' Hill on Good Friday and the suspect left the scene before police got there.

Anyone who saw what happened or has CCTV footage is being asked to get in touch.

"Police have appealed for witnesses after a dog bit off part of a man’s finger in Croyde.

"Officers are investigating an incident of a dog being dangerously out of control on Jones’s Hill on Good Friday at around 11am.

"A 55-year-old man was bitten by a black and white collie-type dog, which was off the lead.

"The owner of the dog is described as white male, approximately 50 years of age, around 5ft 10in tall, of average build and with brown, thinning hair.

"He was wearing a blue shirt and trousers and was in the company of two other adult males at the time of the incident.

"Police attended the location, however, the suspect had left the scene, leaving no details, prior to officers’ arrival."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Witnesses, or anyone with CCTV which may assist in identifying the dog owner, are urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference number CR/034283/19.

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