Police officers in south Wiltshire have launched an appeal to find the owner of a greyhound-type rescue dog called ‘Jack’ after a jogger was bitten it in a wooded area.
At around 11.15am on Friday 29th December, the male jogger was running through the woods in Harnham, on the lower path of Harnham slope which runs from Old Blandford Road toward the Chalkpit, when he was bitten on the thigh by a greyhound type dog which was off the lead.
The man did speak briefly with the owner of the dog, described as a lady in her early 20’s, about 5’5 tall with brown hair. The lady had a young baby with her.
The lady called the dog ‘Jack’ and explained that it was new to her and was a rescue dog.
The runner did not initially realise the level of his injury and continued on his run, he later found that he had a nasty wound on his thigh and attended hospital where treatment was required.
A police spokesperson said: “The owner of the dog involved is unlikely to be aware of the level of injury and we would like her to make contact with Police so the the incident can be properly recorded and resolved.
“We’re also keen to hear from local residents or users of this path who might be able to help us identify and speak with the dog owner.
“Anyone with information should contact local PCSO Simon Ward at Bourne Hill, Salisbury.”
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