POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was bitten on the tube by a dog.
An unnamed man from Brent, 55, was travelling on the Piccadilly line on Monday May, 20 after getting on at Acton Town. The dog’s owner then boarded at Ealing Common.
A Boxer cross-breed dog attacked the 55 year old’s crotch, causing three puncture wounds that required hospital treatment.
PC Frank Hayes, British Transport Police said: “The owner was with a Rottweiler and another large dog, which is described as a boxer cross-breed.
“The incident occurred when a seat was freed opposite the dogs, and the boxer-breed lunged as the victim attempted to sit down.”
British Transport Police would like to speak to the owner of the dogs, who is described as a black man, aged between 35 and 40, around 5 foot 10 inches tall, with an afro. At the time he had a green comb sticking out of his hair and was wearing dark clothing.
Officers are examining CCTV footage and appealing for anyone with information to come forward as part of their ongoing enquiries.
The train in question was busy at the time of the incident, and was travelling westbound between Ealing Common and Park Royal at around 6:30pm.
Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.