Police are keen to speak to the victim of a alleged dog attack in Swindon.

The Wiltshire force received a report from a third party about a dog injuring a man in Toothill on Kirkstall Close at around 10.30am on Wednesday, February 28.

A spokesperson said: "The owner of the dog is known to police, and we are keen to speak to the victim.

"If this was you, or you know who the victim might be, please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 54240029268."

Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 creates a criminal offence of allowing any dog (i.e. of any breed or type) to be dangerously out of control in a public place or a place to where it is not allowed.

A dog can be regarded as being dangerously out of control on any occasion where it causes fear or apprehension to a person that it may injure them.

If that dog does injure a person, then the offence is aggravated. Legal action may be taken against the owner and/or the person in charge of the dog at the time.