A WOMAN was bitten on the leg by a dog whilst waiting to cross the road in Bournemouth.

The incident, which involved a woman aged in her 50s from the local area, occurred at around 1pm on Friday September 10 near to B&Q on Castle Lane West.

It is reported that a black and white Border Collie dog, which was being walked on a lead by a man, bit the victim on her leg.

It caused a tear in her trousers, and she sustained a red mark on her skin.

Officers investigating the incident have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to.

Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “As part of my enquiries I am issuing an image of a man I would like to try and identify. 

“While I appreciate you cannot see his face, I am hoping someone may recognise him from the clothing he is wearing.

“I would ask anyone who has information about who he is to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210146896.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.