Police are hunting two men and a dog after an attack in Deepdale.Advertisement
A man was knocked off his bike with a dog chain before having a Staffordshire Bull Terrier set upon him.
The incident took place on Thursday (1 December) when the victim, a 20-year-old man, was cycling along Sellers Street at 10.45pm.
He approached the junction with Dodgson Road and the two offenders came up to him.
The victim was knocked from his bike and one of the men set the dog on him. The victim made off but the dog was told to chase him and bit his jacket before it was called off.
A red, white and blue Trek 3500 mountain bike was taken during the incident.
DC Kate Clancy of Preston CID said: “This was a nasty attack on the victim who thankfully was not seriously injured by the offenders or the dog. We are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and saw what happened, or anyone who may have seen these two men and the dog in the vicinity at the time of the incident, to contact us.”
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The main offender is described as white, around 18 years old, skinny build, approximately 5’9″, with dark brown hair. He was described as having a wide face and a prominent nose.
The dog is described as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog that was mostly black in colour with some brown.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1543 of 1st December.
Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.