Owner left after dog “Staffy” attacked retiree on golf course



A dog owner ‘just wandered off’ after his pet attacked a retiree who was watching golfers play on a Nottingham course.

Police are now calling for witnesses after the 76-year-old suffered a deep cut when the animal jumped and dragged its claws down its legs.

The man was at Bulwell Forest Golf Club alongside his wife and their Westiepoo on Saturday June 5 when the incident occurred.

In a statement to police, their daughter-in-law, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “A Staffy type dog then came running so my stepdad picked up our dog and lifted him up Protect him .

“The Staffy-type dog then jumped up and dragged its claws down its leg.

“It was a really bad cut and it left a big scar.

“The dog’s owner didn’t see if my stepfather was okay – he just walked away.

“He should keep the dog on a leash because he’s clearly out of control. What if he attacks a child?

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“If he had got hold of our dog, he could have been killed.

Sergeant Oliver Chadwick, of the City North Neighborhood Police Team, said: “He was a scary and painful steward who could have been a lot worse. This dog was wandering and launched an unprovoked attack.

“We would like to track down its owner and would like to speak to anyone who recognizes the man in the picture. If you recognize him, please call 101 quoting occurrence number 21 * 314413.


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