Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had part of his finger bitten off by a dog in Croyde.

Officers are investigating the incident of a dog being dangerously out of control, which took place at around 11am on Jones's Hill on Good Friday (April 19).

The 55-year-old man was bitten by a black and white collie which was off a lead.

The dog's owner is described as a white man of around 50 years of age and around 5ft 10in tall, with an average build and brown, thinning hair.

He was wearing a blue shirt and trousers and was with two other men at the time of the incident.

The suspect had left before police officers arrived at the scene.

Witnesses or anyone with information which may assist the investigation are urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference number CR/034283.19.