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Dog walker wounded in attack by Staffie in Fife park

The man was treated in hospital after the incident in Bellyeoman Park, Dunfermline.

Staffie: A similar dog was off its leash when it pounced.
Staffie: A similar dog was off its leash when it pounced. SWNS

A man has been wounded in an attack by a Staffordshire bull terrier in a park.

The 68-year-old was walking his dog in Bellyeoman Park in Dunfermline, Fife, when the Staffie ran towards him and bit him on the hand.

He suffered minor puncture wounds and was treated at Queen Margaret Hospital in the town.

The man had been approached by another man and a woman who were accompanied by two Staffies that were off their leads.

The male is described as a white man in his 20s. He has a slim build and is around 5ft 9in.

The female is described as a white woman in her late 20s, with a slim build and long dark hair. She was wearing a dark leather jacket and blue jeans with knee high boots.

'This bite could easily have resulted in a more serious injury'
Police Constable Adele Mercer

One of the dogs was brown and the other black. Neither was wearing a collar or had distinctive markings.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who might recognise the suspects or who witnessed the attack on October 25, around 1.20pm.

Police constable Adele Mercer, of Dunfermline Police Station, said: "This bite could have easily resulted in a more serious injury. 

"With this in mind we are eager to trace the two dogs along with their owners as soon as possible.

Anyone with information can contact officers at Dunfermline Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 1554 of October 25, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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