OFFICERS are investigating after a man was bitten in an unprovoked dog attack in Poole.

A man in his 50s was reportedly bitten by a dog outside a Co-op and sustained minor injuries.

The incident took place at around 8.40am on March 17 outside the Co-op store in Ringwood Road.

The dog owner is described as male, tall, and of a large build with a bald head and beard.

He was wearing a light-yellow sweatshirt, dark blue trousers, and black and white checked trainers at the time of the incident.

It is reported that the man who owned the dog left without providing his details.

The dog is described as a grey Staffordshire bull terrier with white paws and white around the neck area.

Police Community Support Investigator Michael Hamilton-Fletcher, of Dorset Police, said: “We are conducting enquiries into this matter.

“We are keen to speak to the man who owned the dog so we can take his account of what happened.

“I would urge anyone with information relating to his identity or any witnesses to the incident to please come forward.

“I would also ask the man to please do the right thing and come forward if he reads this appeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240040125.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.