Police investigate Burnley Christmas Day dog attack

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Tuesday, 26th December 2017, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th December 2017, 4:35 pm
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Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a dog and its owner were allegedly attacked.

Officers would like to speak to the man pictured in relation to the incident, which occurred at around 9am on Christmas Day (Monday) in the Gawthorpe area of Burnley.

A golden retriever named Charlie sustained injuries after allegedly being attacked. Police said the "offending dog" was off the lead and locked onto Charlie after attempting to attack another dog which Charlie was trying to protect.

Police appeal for information

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: "Charlie's owner was also assaulted following the incident. Police are looking to trace the man in the photograph in relation to the incident as he fled the scene following the assault.

"If you can help, please pass any information onto PC Tom GIBBONS at [email protected]"

Police appeal for information