A man has had 'part of his finger amputated' after he was bitten by a dog in Chalfont St Peter.

At around 5.15am on Saturday, May 23, the man was walking his dog in Gold Hill Common when another dog approached and bit his dog, latching on to its shoulder.

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The man and the owner of the offending dog attempted to pull them apart and in doing so, the victim put his finger into the offending dog's mouth and was bitten.

He then attended Hillingdon Hospital where a part of his finger was removed.

The offending dog has been described as a brown Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a red harness.

The owner has been described as a middle-aged white woman with dark hair and is approximately 5ft three to 5ft four inches tall.

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She also had a small white dog with her.

Thames Valley Police have said: “If you recognise these descriptions or have any information about this offence, please get in touch using our online form quoting reference number 43200152679.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”