Yorkshire terrier belonging to 80-year-old man attacked by teenage girl’s Rottweiler and labrador in Royston

An 80-year-old man's Yorkshire terrier was attacked by a labrador and a Rottweiler.

An 80-year-old man's Yorkshire terrier was attacked by a labrador and a Rottweiler. - Credit: Archant

An 80-year-old man’s Yorkshire terrier has suffered ‘significant injuries’ after it was attacked by a teenage girl’s Rottweiler and labrador in Royston.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the attack which took place at about 12 noon yesterday when the man was walking his dog on a lead along Burns Road, near to Elliott Road.

It is believed that the girl was picking something up when she lost her balance and her two dogs – which were on extendable leads – ran to attack the man’s dog.

The Yorkshire terrier suffered significant injuries which require surgery.

The man was not injured but ‘became unwell’ following the attack. A passer-by stopped to help him and take his dog to the vets.

Investigating officer PC Mark Ellwood said: “I am keen to trace the owner of the labrador and Rottweiler to understand the full circumstances as to what has happened.

“If this is you, or you can assist in tracing the owner – who we believe to be local – please contact me on the non-emergency number 101.”