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Man attacked by dog in Downley required treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

| February 5, 2015

Police Light - 2014-03-22

At about 8.30pm on Saturday 31st January 2015 a man in his fifties (the victim) and a woman were walking their dogs in Hithercroft Road, Downley when they were approached by two men in a vehicle looking for a missing dog

The man and woman continued their walk and were then approached by a dog which attacked their dogs before attacking the man in his fifties.

During the incident the man was dragged to the ground by the animal, he sustained cuts to his hands, face and ankles and required treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The man has since been discharged from hospital.

The two men in the vehicle then arrived and stated the dog belonged to them but refused to provide their details to the victim.

The offenders were both described as Asian. The first man was 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins, aged in his early to mid thirties. He was wearing a woollen hat and a dark-coloured hooded top.

The second offender was 5ft 7ins to 5ft 9ins, slim, and was aged approximately 15 to 20 years old. He was wearing a light cream-coloured hooded top which had a logo on the front.

The dog is described as a Pit Bull or Bulldog breed, was grey or brown and was approximately 2ft.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with information about incident that could help with their enquiries to please call investigating officer, PC James Fergusson from High Wycombe police station via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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