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Man bitten by dog, Croyde


Victim had part of finger bitten off during incident on Jones’s Hill

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 [19 April] 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.

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

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