APPEAL: Dog bite incident, Burslem Park

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Burslem Park on Monday afternoon (28 Dec).

Between 1pm and 1.30pm a woman was walking her dog in the park, adjacent to Moorland Road.

Two dogs, described as Staffordshire terrier-type dogs (one black and white, one brown) entered the park. They were unaccompanied.

On seeing the woman’s dog the black and white dog attacked it, causing injury which required treatment at a vet’s.

The woman was also bitten on her right hand, causing a slight puncture wound, as she intervened.

After the dogs were separated a man approached and claimed he knew the owner of the two dogs. He took them off towards Park Road.

The man then returned with a mobile number for the owner, a man he claimed was called John. This number is not in use.

Officers would like to speak to the man who retrieved the dogs. He is described as white, aged in his late 20s/early 30s, well built with receding brown hair.

He was wearing a black coat and dark-coloured tracksuit bottoms.

There were also a number of other people in the area at the time, and these potential witnesses are urged to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 535 of December 28.

Author: sp16394

Press Officer at Staffordshire Police