Two pensioners in Angus attacked by dogs

Police are appealing for information after tools stolen
Police are appealing for information after tools stolen

Two pensioners in Angus have been knocked to the ground by four Staffordshire bull terriers in the last two weeks and the incidents could be linked, say Police Scotland.

A 71-year-old man walking his dog down Palmerston Street in Montrose was knocked over by the dogs who were off the lead when with a woman on February 3.

Neither the man nor his dog were injured.

The second incident occurred on yesterday (Thursday, February 13) in Brechin where a 68-year-old man, who was walking his black and tan coloured cocker spaniel dog in the public park, was attacked by four brindle coloured Staffordshire bull terriers.

The incident took place near to a garage at Viewbank Place at about 2 p.m.

The man cut his hand, which required treatment at Brechin Infirmary. His dog was also injured.

The staffies were with a woman described as in her early 50s, of thin build with grey or brown untidy hair.

She left the scene of the incident in a car.

If you have any information, please call Police Scotland on 101.