Police in Sandiacre appeal for information after canalside dog attack

Published on: Thursday, 17th January 2019

Officers from the Sandiacre Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after a dog was attacked by another dog on the canal path.

The incident happened last month at around 10.30am on Thursday, December 27 on the path of the Erewash canal in Sandiacre.

A man was walking his dog along the canal path, near to the lock cottages when it was attacked by a black and brown Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog that was not on its lead.

The attack led to the dog having to have several hundred pounds worth of treatment from an emergency vet.

Dog owners, and those in charge of dogs, have a responsibility to keep them under control and so the team would like to speak to the man who was with the dog and is described as a stockily built white man, around mid-fifties in age.  He had a beard at the time of the attack, was wearing combat style clothing and possibly a cowboy hat.

It has been reported that he is often seen with the dog by the canal from 6am onwards and carries a can of beer.

Do you think you know who this man is?  If so please contact the team using one of the following non-emergency contact methods and quoting reference number 18000628675:

•    Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
•    Twitter – direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact
•    Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
•    Phone – call 101.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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