A JOGGER went to hospital after being bitten by a Beagle in Poole.

At around 9am on Thursday April 8, the victim, a local woman aged in her 20s, was running near Northmere Road.

As she went past a man who was walking two Beagles, one of them bit her. The dog owner apologised to the victim and asked if she was all right.

When the victim returned home, she realised she had been injured. The woman attended hospital for treatment to piercing to her skin.

And police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

The man is described as white, approximately five feet six inches tall and of medium build with short dark hair that is possibly receding. He was wearing jeans.

Police constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “While the man did check to see if the victim was all right at the time, she did not realise until later that she was injured so was unable to obtain his contact details.

“I am appealing to anyone who recognises the male dog owner from the description given to please get in touch.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the man to please come forward so that we can take your account and establish exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email to 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210055143.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.