Dad recovering from fierce dog attack

Tillybrake playing fields in Banchory where the attack took place
Tillybrake playing fields in Banchory where the attack took place

A Banchory father is recovering from a vicious attack by two dogs in the town.

Iain Wood was with his 10-year-old daughter and the family dog in Tillybrake playing fields when he was set upon by a rottweiler and a Staffordshire cross.

Mr Wood suffered facial injuries and is undergoing treatment after visiting Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident, which happened around 3.45pm on Monday of last week.

Mr Wood, who returned to work this week, has declined to speak about the attack.

His wife, Cilla, described how her husband and young daughter were walking their pet beagle Fred when the two other dogs headed towards him.

She said: “Fred was on a lead with my husband. These two dogs made up ground quickly and attached both Iain and Fred. “My husband fell backwards with all the dogs landing on him. His lip and cheek were badly bitten, so badly that after a trip to the doctor’s we then had to go to accident and emergency in Aberdeen.

“Our daughters often take Fred on the lead out to the playpark. What if that had been my 10-year-daughter?”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm officers in Banchory were made aware of an incident in the Tillybrake area on Monday August 15, 2016.

“Inquiries into the matter are ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”