Hunt is on for dog robbers

By Mark Elson in Local People

POLICE are hunting two robbers who injured a dog owner while trying to steal her pet.

The man and woman attackers bit off more than they could chew as the victim’s young collie attacked the female, who then fled empty-handed with her accomplice.

The incident happened at the bottom of Fairways Avenue in Coleford between 8pm and 8.15pm on Monday, July 31.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said the 28-year-old victim was walking her pet along the town cycle path when she was approached by the man and woman who appeared to be friendly at first.

She was then suddenly pushed into a tree by the man as the woman accomplice grabbed the dog, which bit her making her drop it. The pair then made off towards Coleford.

The dog owner suffered cuts and scratches to her head and arms but did not require medical treatment.

The offenders are described as a white man in his early 30s, 6ft tall with dark hair, wearing dark blue jeans and a dark blue Umbro hooded top, and a white woman in her late 20s to early 30s, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build and wearing black sweatpants and a white hooded top.

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or has any information which would help them.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 or email 101@

gloucestershire.police.uk quoting incident 487 of 31/7.

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