Felixstowe: Police launch hunt for owner after man attacked by dogs

TWO dogs viciously attacked a man as he strolled along the resort’s promenade, causing him to suffer scratches and bite marks.

The 23-year-old was out walking with his girlfriend at 5.35pm on Sunday when he became the victim of the savage attack.

The couple had reached Tacon Court, off Sea Road, when two terriers darted up the beach towards them and started nipping at the girl’s boots.

As the man attempted to push one of the dogs away with his leg, the animal turned its attention onto him and began to pull at his jeans, causing them to rip.

The second terrier quickly joined in the attack.

A police spokeswoman told the Evening Star that the victim’s girlfriend had shouted for help and assistance after noticing a man who appeared to be with the dogs. However, before he could reach them the dogs knocked their victim to the ground.

With the dogs continuing their attack, the man was left with bite marks on his arm and scratches to his thighs.

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The dogs were finally stopped by the owner who apologised before walking away. The incident was reported to police and officers have appealed to the owner to come forward.

He has been described as white, of stocky build, around 5ft 8ins and with a bald or shaven head, thick dark eyebrows and goatee beard with earrings in both ears.

If you were the owner, know who is, or have any information that may assist police, contact Pc Catchpool on 01473 613500.