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 .
âThe Staffy-type dog then jumped up and dragged its claws down its leg.
âIt was a really bad cut and it left a big scar.
âThe dog’s owner didn’t see if my stepfather was okay – he just walked away.
âHe should keep the dog on a leash because he’s clearly out of control. What if he attacks a child?
If you want to make sure you’re up to date with what’s going on locally, subscribe to our free email updates.
We’ll send you daily Nottinghamshire Live newsletters, plus the latest news as they happen, straight to your inbox.
All you have to do is go to this page and select the newsletters you want to receive – or enter your email in the black box at the top of this story.
âIf he had got hold of our dog, he could have been killed.
Sergeant Oliver Chadwick, of the City North Neighborhood Police Team, said: âHe was a scary and painful steward who could have been a lot worse. This dog was wandering and launched an unprovoked attack.
âWe 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.