Dog attacked a 68-year-old man in the park

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Police are investigating following a report of a dog attack in Bellyeoman Park, Dunfermline.

The incident happened around 1.20pm on Wednesday, October 25, when a 68-year-old man was walking in the park with his dog.

He was approached by a man and woman who were accompanied by two Staffordshire Bull Terriers type dogs, which were off their leads.

One of the dogs then ran towards the man, jumped up and bit his fingers. The man sustained minor puncture wounds to his fingers, which were later treated at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline.

The male suspect is described as a white man in his twenties. He has a slim build and is around 5ft 9” in height.

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

The dogs are described as one being brown and the other black. Neither of the dogs were wearing collars nor had any other distinctive markings.

Police Constable Adele Mercer of Dunfermline Police Station said: “Dog owners have the responsibility to keep them under control and on leads when appropriate.

“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.

“I would ask anyone who was in Bellyeoman Park on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 25, or recognises the descriptions of the two suspects, to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience.”

Those 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.