POLICE are hunting the owner of a dangerous dog which left another dog needing stitches after an unprovoked attack.
A woman in her sixties was walking her basset hound in Score Valley Woods in Ilfracombe around 3pm last Saturday.
An alsatian dog which was not muzzled and off its leash ran towards the hound, jumped on its back and bit its back legs.
Police said the basset hound needed three staples to repair a cut on its back and the female owner was left traumatised and distressed.
Police would like to speak to the owner of the alsatian who is described as a white man around 5 feet 7 inches high, slim build, balding with dark hair and usually dressed in dark clothes.
The alsatian is described as being a large dog with long bushy hair which is brown with ginger flashes.
Police said they were are investigating the possibility that there may have been an offence under the dangerous dogs act.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting crime reference number CI/13/177.