Man and his dog bitten by another mutt in Dagenham park

Beam Parklands where the attack took place

Beam Parklands where the attack took place - Credit: Archant

Police are looking for the owner of a mutt which bit a man and his dog in a Dagenham park.

The victim was walking his bassett hound, Marley, on a lead in Beam Valley Country Park on February 27 when another dog attacked Marley.

The man was trying to pull off the other animal when it bit him on the hand.

Police now want to speak the owner of this dog and are asking anyone who can help identify the man to get in touch.

The man in charge of the dog at the time is described as black, slim/skinny build with short cropped black hair.

He was wearing a navy tracksuit and white Reebok trainers and the park via the foot bridge at North Road, Dagenham.

The dog is white, around the size of a bull mastiff, with a distinctive square head similar to a pit bull. It may have scarring on its torso.

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As reported in the Post, there have been around 25 dog attacks in Barking and Dagenham, the majority on people, since April last year.

Anyone who can identify the owner or dog or witnessed the incident should contact Sergeant Ian Lee of Barking and Dagenham Police on 020 8721 2834 or email

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.