A MAN was verbally abused by a dog owner after the offender's dog "attacked" him.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the dangerous dog incident in Calcot.

Between 1.30pm and 5pm on Sunday, July 19, the victim, a 43-year-old man, was walking his dog in Sulham Woods when he was attacked by another dog that was off its lead.

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The victim challenged the dog owner about keeping his dog on the lead and the owner became verbally abusive.

The dog was a golden Labrador that went by the name Leo.

The dog owner is described a white man, between 50 and 60-years-old, around 6ft tall with a cropped beard.

He was wearing a pale blue vest and a pale blue cap.

The victim sustained injuries to his leg but did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Louise Eaton based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information or recognises the descriptions above to come forward.

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“I am also appealing to anyone who was in the area who may have seen something to contact us.

“You can contact us by reporting online or calling 101, quoting reference number 43200221119.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.”