York cyclist attacked by dog – police appeal for witnesses

Scarborough Bridge with the cycle path and football pitch behind. Photograph © Google Street View
22 Oct 2018 @ 11.56 am
| Crime, News

A man needed tetanus jabs after being bitten by a dog near the river in York.

Police are investigating the incident. It happened on the football pitch near to the cycle track in between the church on Leeman Road and Scarborough Bridge at around 10.45am on Thursday (October 18).

A man was cycling onto the football pitch in order to get to the riverfront when a loose dog chased after him and bit his right leg.

Abusive and aggressive

The owners were abusive and aggressive towards the male and refused to provide any details.

There were approximately three people with two dogs, and the dogs were black and brown and of an unknown breed.

The victim suffered a puncture wound and bruising to his right leg, and was offered a tetanus jab and antibiotics.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.”

If you have information contact the police – details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 348 Emily Clark
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email PC Clark here
Quote reference number 12180195045