The incident in question took place around midday on Saturday, April 10 in the Glenhove Road area.
The dog that lashed out is described as being a tan-coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier – who bit an American Bulldog puppy.
Police describe the injuries to the pup as “serious” but the matter did not end there as the dog’s owner was also attacked as he tried to save his dog.
Police confirmed that the victim received injuries to his ear and arm in the process -which required hospital treatment
They have praised too a “courageous” intervention from horrified members of the public who tried their best to help as the bigger dog continued its vicious attack in full view of the onlookers.
Communities inspector Neil MacLeod said: “This was clearly an incident which caused great distress to the dog owner, the dog itself and to on lookers who felt compelled to try and assist.”
Although the bulldog is expected to make a full recovery, officers say that they need to track down the owner of the dog for safety’s sake -and are currently scrutinising CCTV footage to this end.
Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting crime number NC01530421. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called free and in confidence on 0800 0800 555 111.