Dog bites man's foot during scuffle

Last updated 05:00 03/12/2012

Relevant offers

Crime

Drugs and cash seized by police in Otaki Black market for cigarettes fuels robberies in Canterbury Five arrested after police chase over armed incident in Northland Bovine brainteaser: Five hundred cows rustled from Ashburton dairy farm Taranaki taxi driver takes time out to recover after alleged group attack Christian man who used bamboo to discipline children given home detention Victim brutally bashed by gang of men in his New Plymouth home Formal warnings for digging duck pond on protected wetland Police hunt for Joshua Kite continues Council weighs in on police debate

An Alexandra man was flown to Dunedin Hospital with dog bite injuries after he was attacked by a staffordshire bull terrier during a scuffle with another Alexandra man yesterday afternoon.

Senior constable John Clark, of Alexandra, said the two men, aged in their 20s, become involved in a fight and the man suffered injuries to his foot after he was bitten by the dog.

It was unknown if the dog had been commanded to attack, Mr Clark said.

An ambulance was called to a Clutha St house about 3pm and transferred the man to Dunstan Hospital before he was flown to Dunedin. The dog was seized by dog control officers.

Police were unable to talk to the victim yesterday and investigations were continuing.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content