Humberside

Man bitten by dog in Hull has finger amputated

A man who was bitten by a dog in Hull has had his finger amputated.

The 59-year-old man was injured by the Staffordshire bull terrier as he walked his Labrador on the city's Oak Road playing fields.

Humberside Police said the man had tried to separate the animals after the terrier apparently attacked his dog.

He went to Hull Royal Infirmary, where the middle finger on his left hand was amputated. Police are trying to trace the terrier's owner.

The incident happened between 1630 BST and 1700 BST on 9 October.

The Staffordshire bull terrier is described as brown or tawny-coloured.

Its owner is aged in his 20s and about 5ft 11in. He was wearing a hat and tracksuit bottoms.

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