A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was bitten by a dog as he waited to cross the road in Bournemouth.

Now police have released an image of a man and a dog in the hope someone recognises them.

The boy was in Montgomery Avenue, East Howe, at 8am on Friday November 8 when the incident happened.

A man and his terrier-type dog walked behind the victim and the dog barked at him, before biting the back of his leg. The boy suffered bruising.

The owner of the dog did not say anything to the victim and carried on walking past. He is described as a white man aged in his 60s.

Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “Following enquiries I have obtained an image of a man I would like to speak to.

“While I appreciate you are unable to see his face, I am hoping someone may recognise him from either the clothing he is wearing or the dog he is walking.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who may know the identity of the man.”

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55200167737, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.