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Dangerous dog fear at nature reserve.

Byline: Chris Henwood

TWO dogs launched a frightening attack on a man who was walking his dog in Great Barr nature reserve, police said.

The man suffered a bite to his hand which required hospital treatment, as well as a bite to the face and bruising to his arm and chest. His dog was also injured and needed two operations.

But officers think it wasn't the first time the attacking dogs - believed to be a cross bull terrier and a pit bull - have terrorised park-goers.

The latest incident happened on Sunday, January 9, and police want to trace the two men who were with the attack dogs.

PC Vicci Green, who is investigating, said: "Several members of the public who use this park have told us that this is not the first time that these dogs have attacked another dog, so I would urge these two men to come forward, so that we can ensure the safety of the public."

The men were both described as white, aged 20 to 22 years old. The first had short, dark hair, was of medium build and around five feet seven inches. The second had short, light ginger hair, was of medium build and around five feet nine inches.

The cross bull terrier was described as black, grey, and white and the other attack dog was all white.

Anybody who recognises the descriptions, or who knows the owners of the dogs, should phone the Oscott neighbourhood policing team on 0345 113 5000.
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