Man injured in attack by dog in Fife park


A 68-year-old man has been injured after being attacked by a dog in Bellyeoman Park, Dunfermline.

The victim was walking his own dog at around 1.20pm on Wednesday. He was approached by a man and woman who were accompanied by two Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dogs, off their leads.

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

The man was in his twenties, has a slim build and is around 5′ 9″ tall.

The woman is described as being 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.

One dog was brown and the other black. Neither of them had collars.

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.”


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