Cyclist attacked by dog in Hatfield

A MAN was chased and attacked by a dog as he cycled along a road in Hatfield.

The 47-year-old told police the dog, which was not on a lead, bit him on the back of the legs.

Although he managed to ride off, he needed hospital treatment.

The dog is described as a large, dark brown Rottweiler cross.

Police have just released information about the attack on Tuesday, July 6, on Heathcote Avenue at around 9.15am.

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Pc Shaun Deal said: “This attack left the victim with bite injuries to the back of both legs.

“This could have been more significant if a child or more vulnerable person had been unfortunate enough to have encountered the animal and I am keen to prevent further incidents.”

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Witnesses should call 0845 33 00 222.

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