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October 15, 2014

Dog left with injuries after being struck with stick in Hambledon

Police are appealing for witnesses after a border collie was injured with a stick whilst out with his dog walker.
The incident occurred on a footpath in fields behind St Peter's Church Lane, Hambledon at around 2pm on Friday 19 September.
The dog walker was walking several dogs along the path when a male jogger approached carrying a stick. The border collie went up to the jogger and was struck with the stick causing an injury to his eye. The jogger then left the scene.
Officers are keen to identify the jogger and speak to anyone who was in the area at the time to understand the full circumstances of what happened.
The jogger is described as a white man, aged between 40 and 50-years-old, around 6ft tall and of a stocky build. He had greying hair described as being "salt and pepper” colouring and was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jogging trousers. He spoke with a local accent and it is believed he is left handed.
Investigating Officer PC Neil Winter said: "The dog suffered a nasty injury and I am urging anyone who may have seen the incident, recognises the man from the description or witnessed the events leading up to the offence to contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45140079169 or by using the online reporting system found at Alternatively the independent charity Crime Stoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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