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Dog owner walks off after his pet attacks man

The Argus: Dog owner walks off after his pet attacks man Dog owner walks off after his pet attacks man

A dog owner walked off after his pet attacked a man delivering leaflets.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 60-year-old victim was bitten by the dog in Copthorne.

The victim was walking in Brookhill Road when he was attacked by the dog, which was being walked by another man, at about 10.30am on Monday.

The pet owner then walked off with the animal towards the Prince Albert pub.

The dog was small and white with patches of brown on its head. It had short fur and a long pointed snout.

The owner was white, about 60 and balding with short light hair. He was wearing a grey short-sleeve top and light trousers.

PC Richard Davies said: "The owner of the dog may live very close to where the incident happened so we are hopeful that someone will recognise the description of him or his animal.

"If you know who or where the man is, or you saw the dog bite the victim, please contact me."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 373 of 16/6, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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3:35pm Thu 19 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

There are far too many dog owners out there who do not properly train their dogs when they get them. You need to spend at least one hour a day with a new dog or a puppy and this goes on for weeks - then you will be the one in command, not your dog. Dogs should be taken to training classes. I'd like to see this be made law - so if people don't attend and their dog isn't trained at the end of 6 weeks they are not allowed to keep their dog.
There are far too many dog owners out there who do not properly train their dogs when they get them. You need to spend at least one hour a day with a new dog or a puppy and this goes on for weeks - then you will be the one in command, not your dog. Dogs should be taken to training classes. I'd like to see this be made law - so if people don't attend and their dog isn't trained at the end of 6 weeks they are not allowed to keep their dog. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -4

3:51pm Thu 19 Jun 14

stir up says...

I was attacked and the dog was on a running lead the owner simply said he has never done that before. When the police came to see me I was told if I continued with this report the dog might have to be put down to which I replied good job.
I was attacked and the dog was on a running lead the owner simply said he has never done that before. When the police came to see me I was told if I continued with this report the dog might have to be put down to which I replied good job. stir up
  • Score: -9

3:56pm Thu 19 Jun 14

RottingdeanRant says...

Define ‘attacked’ in this instance.
Define ‘attacked’ in this instance. RottingdeanRant
  • Score: 3

8:05am Fri 20 Jun 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

stir up says...

I was attacked and the dog was on a running lead the owner simply said he has never done that before. When the police came to see me I was told if I continued with this report the dog might have to be put down to which I replied good job.

Don't know why you got thumbs down - obviously owners of out of control dogs - they're kids must be scary. The dog deserved to die.
stir up says... I was attacked and the dog was on a running lead the owner simply said he has never done that before. When the police came to see me I was told if I continued with this report the dog might have to be put down to which I replied good job. Don't know why you got thumbs down - obviously owners of out of control dogs - they're kids must be scary. The dog deserved to die. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -5

9:02am Fri 20 Jun 14

Juleyanne says...

Sounds like the dog was not on a lead on a public footpath. However, I do think a witch hunt to track down a small grumpy or nervous dog is a bit 'over the top'. It is the owner who should be punished not the dog!
Sounds like the dog was not on a lead on a public footpath. However, I do think a witch hunt to track down a small grumpy or nervous dog is a bit 'over the top'. It is the owner who should be punished not the dog! Juleyanne
  • Score: 5

11:48am Fri 20 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

RottingdeanRant wrote:
Define ‘attacked’ in this instance.
The 'bite' comment, perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]RottingdeanRant[/bold] wrote: Define ‘attacked’ in this instance.[/p][/quote]The 'bite' comment, perhaps? stevo!!
  • Score: -3

1:03pm Fri 20 Jun 14

hoveguyactually says...

It is the owner who should be put down.
I am so fed up with dog walkers allowing their pets to run around, jumping up on passers by, with their filthy paws, while their owners just grin and say "It's all right. He doesn't bite". it is not they who have to pay the bill at the cleaners.
It is the owner who should be put down. I am so fed up with dog walkers allowing their pets to run around, jumping up on passers by, with their filthy paws, while their owners just grin and say "It's all right. He doesn't bite". it is not they who have to pay the bill at the cleaners. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 1

8:04pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Sulton111 says...

It is amazing how people condemn the dog and the owner and nobody thinks that the supposed victim is a dog hater or hates the person involved

maybe people need to have the full facts before a judgement is made as any paper will always report the incident in the best possible way to sell a paper

at no point did the paper say the dog savaged the supposed victim - did the victim kick the dog? step on its foot? many would retaliate if they were the one who attacked first.

how does anyone know the dog wasn't on a lead? there are far to many assumptions here the story is extremely vague and leaves far to much open to the most vivid imaginations, like some on here have.
It is amazing how people condemn the dog and the owner and nobody thinks that the supposed victim is a dog hater or hates the person involved maybe people need to have the full facts before a judgement is made as any paper will always report the incident in the best possible way to sell a paper at no point did the paper say the dog savaged the supposed victim - did the victim kick the dog? step on its foot? many would retaliate if they were the one who attacked first. how does anyone know the dog wasn't on a lead? there are far to many assumptions here the story is extremely vague and leaves far to much open to the most vivid imaginations, like some on here have. Sulton111
  • Score: 2

11:41am Sat 21 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

Sulton111 wrote:
It is amazing how people condemn the dog and the owner and nobody thinks that the supposed victim is a dog hater or hates the person involved

maybe people need to have the full facts before a judgement is made as any paper will always report the incident in the best possible way to sell a paper

at no point did the paper say the dog savaged the supposed victim - did the victim kick the dog? step on its foot? many would retaliate if they were the one who attacked first.

how does anyone know the dog wasn't on a lead? there are far to many assumptions here the story is extremely vague and leaves far to much open to the most vivid imaginations, like some on here have.
If the police don't think the man and/or his dog were to blame for the incident, why are they trying to locate him?
[quote][p][bold]Sulton111[/bold] wrote: It is amazing how people condemn the dog and the owner and nobody thinks that the supposed victim is a dog hater or hates the person involved maybe people need to have the full facts before a judgement is made as any paper will always report the incident in the best possible way to sell a paper at no point did the paper say the dog savaged the supposed victim - did the victim kick the dog? step on its foot? many would retaliate if they were the one who attacked first. how does anyone know the dog wasn't on a lead? there are far to many assumptions here the story is extremely vague and leaves far to much open to the most vivid imaginations, like some on here have.[/p][/quote]If the police don't think the man and/or his dog were to blame for the incident, why are they trying to locate him? stevo!!
  • Score: 0

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