Police are searching for a dog owner who ordered his animal to attack a man outside a Sheffield newsagents - leaving the victim with ‘nasty injuries’.
CCTV images of a person police believe may hold ‘vital information’ about the incident have been released today as part of an ongoing investigation.
Between 12.20pm and 1pm on Saturday, March 21, it is alleged that a 37-year-old man was outside a newsagents in Furnace Lane, Woodhouse Mill, where an unknown man was waiting with a fawn-coloured dog.
The unknown man is alleged to have made aggressive comments towards the victim.
He is then said to have told his dog to attack.
The 37-year-old victim was bitten several times and also suffered bruising as a result of the attack.
Following the incident, the suspect is reported to have run off from the scene with his dog.
South Yorkshire Police said extensive inquiries have been made into what happened and the identity of the man involved.
But no arrests have been made and the suspect is yet to be identified.
It is now hoped the release of the CCTV images will help provide the police with more information about what happened.
PC Faye North, who is leading the investigations into the incident, said: “This was an unprovoked assault that has left the victim with rather nasty injuries and it is important we identify the person responsible.
“If you witnessed the incident or have any information, please get in touch.”
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 564 of 25 March 2015.
Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 to pass on information.