Ear ripped in 'serious' attack by dog in Plymouth

A man's ear was ripped and he was left with bruising and cuts to his face after a "serious attack" by two men and a dog, police have said.

The man was walking through Stonehouse creek in Plymouth on Tuesday when he was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier.

Police said that after kicking the dog away, two men assaulted him and he fell to the ground.

The dog continued to attack his face and head while the men held him down.

'White flash'

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The victim, a man, aged in his early 40's, sustained bruising and cuts to his face requiring stitches.

"His left ear was also ripped and he attended Derriford Hospital where he was admitted for medical attention."

The dog involved was described as a large black Staffordshire bull terrier with a "white flash" on its front.

The men were aged in their 30's and spoke in a foreign language, police said.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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