A 79-YEAR-OLD man was injured when he was bitten by a dog.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident that occurred on Friday Street, Eastbourne, at 11am on Thursday, October 14.

A pensioner was walking his dog when another dog ran across the road and attacked his pet.

As the victim tried to separate the two dogs, he was pulled to the ground by the second dog and suffered an injury to his arm.

The dog was a short-haired white dog of a large build, possibly a mix between a Pointer and a Boxer, according to police.

The dog was being walked by a woman.

The victim was helped by members of the public and sought medical attention for his injury.

Officers investigating the matter would like to speak to those who helped the victim at the scene, or any other witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101, quoting serial 47210180682.