A man was hospitalised after attempting to stop an attack by one dog on another in Whitchurch.

A lady was walking her Yorkshire Terrier when a larger dog believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier ran towards the small dog and started attacking it.

The incident took place at the rugby club on Edgeley Road, Whitchurch, at around 6pm on Tuesday 26 May.

Two men helped to try to break up the fight between the dogs, and one of them sustained injuries to his hands which required treatment at hospital.

PC Diane Langford from Shrewsbury Patrol Team said: "I am appealing to anyone who might have seen the incident to come forward. Call 101 with information, quoting incident number 799S 260520."