A MAN in his 50s was attacked by a dog in Greencroft Park, Salisbury.

The incident happened at about 8.30pm on June 8.

His dog went to see another dog, which has been described as a black Labrador cross.

The dogs, which were both off the lead at the time, then began fighting.

The female owner of the Labrador cross continued to walk off so the man stepped in to separate the animals.

Her dog then jumped up at the man and bit him, causing damage to his jacket, bruising and two puncture marks which required medical treatment.

The owner of the Labrador is described as a woman aged in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5ft10 inches tall, of slim build and blonde shoulder length hair. She was wearing jeans and a short-sleeved top.

A police spokesman said: “It is believed there were a couple of teenagers nearby who may have witnessed the incident and we are keen to speak to them, as well as anyone else who was in the area or who may know who the woman involved is.

"We would encourage all dog owners to be aware of the law which states it is against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, such as a public place, a private area such as a neighbour’s house or garden or an owner’s home.

"This incident left the victim with injuries to his ribs which meant he had to attend the walk-in centre for treatment.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.