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Police seek pet owner after man bitten by dog and left with hand injuries in Lowestoft's Kensington Gardens




A man needed hospital treatment for wounds to his hand after being bitten by a dog in Lowestoft last week.

Police want to speak to the dog's owner following the incident, which happened in Kensington Gardens, near to the bowling green, on Tuesday at about 11.30am.

Officers said a medium-sized dog, believed to be a cross-breed Collie, was with a man who was sitting outside a café, when another man approached and reached out to stroke the dog.

A man needed hospital treatment for wounds to his hand after being bitten by a dog in Lowestoft last week
A man needed hospital treatment for wounds to his hand after being bitten by a dog in Lowestoft last week

The dog then lurched forward and bit him.

The victim sustained lacerations to his hand, which required hospital treatment.

Officers want to speak to the dog's owner, who is described as white, in his 50s and of a portly build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lowestoft Police on 101, quoting reference 16746/21.

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