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Dog bit man who tried to steal woman's bag in Kirkcaldy

Police in Fife have appealed for help to trace a man who tried to steal a woman's bag and was bitten by her dog.

He was one of two suspects involved in the attempted robbery on Ramsay Road in Kirkcaldy at about 07:45 on Friday.

The woman, who was walking with three dogs, became aware of a man running from behind and was then approached by a second men who tried to grab her bag.

Police said the suspect who was bitten may have struggled to walk properly after the incident.

One of the woman's dogs bit him during the struggle over her bag. The suspect ran off towards Pratt Street.

The first man was described as in his 20s, about 5ft 8in tall, with dark joggers and a light coloured hoodie with his hood up.

The second man, who attempted to steal her bag, was also in his 20s, about 5ft 5in tall, with dark hair and a gaunt face.

He was wearing a dark cap with blue denim jeans and a dark tracksuit top.

Det Sgt Craig Fraser said: "We're appealing to anyone who might recognise these men, or may have witnessed this incident.

"The suspect shouted when he was bitten by the dog, and it's possible he may have struggled to walk properly afterwards.

"If anyone has any information, please contact us."

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