Police plea to trace dog owners after Lurcher bites Dachshund and man's hand in Northampton nature reserve

Police issue descriptions of couple in their 60s

Thursday, 9th June 2022, 12:43 pm

Police in Northampton want to trace owners of a Lurcher that bit another dog walker and his miniature Dachshund in a nature reserve.

According to officers, the incident happened at about 1pm on Wednesday (June 1) at Stauntons Pits, near Sixfields.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesperson said: “The owner and his two Dachshunds walked past a couple and their dog once, but the second time they passed each other the brindle Lurcher grabbed one of the small dogs around its middle.

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Police in Northampton want to trace the owners of a brindle Lurcher following an incident in Stauntons Pits, near Sixfields, last week

“The Dachshund sustained puncture wounds which required vet’s treatment while its owner was bitten on a hand as he intervened.

“The Lurcher owners are both thought to be in their mid-60s. The man 5ft 11in with short grey hair and bearded, and the woman 5ft 6in with shoulder-length white hair.”

Anyone with information can call 101 using incident number 22000315375 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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