AN ATTACK on a dog and its owner in Farnham Park has sparked a plea for information on the people responsible for the incident.

Owner Howie Bunkham, 52, and King Charles spaniel Oscar were “approached” by two mastiffs on November 30, before one “latched onto” Oscar’s neck.

The other dogs’ owner finally managed to free Oscar by “thumping his own dog on the forehead with his fist”.

In a post online, wife Jo Bunkham described the dogs as being “grey and dark brown”, and said through the “powers of social media”, she had confirmed the breed was a Mastiff.

Speaking to The Sun, Mr Bunkham said: “The vet was quite shocked. When they opened him up they said it was millimetres from his main artery.

“I wanted the owner’s details but he refused and said ‘I didn’t start it, you know where to find me’ which I don’t really know what that means.”

A spokesperson for Waverley Borough Council said: “We strive to make Farnham Park a place that can be enjoyed by the whole community, however we expect all dog owners to be in full control of their pet dog to ensure a safe and friendly environment for everyone.

“As part of the Joint Action Group, Waverley has a strong working partnership with Surrey Police and will always work together to resolve antisocial behaviour issues involving dogs.

“Dog attack incidents of this nature are rare but if they continue to arise we will review our current policies and further action will be taken.

“We would encourage anyone who has concerns regarding their pet’s behaviour around both people and other dogs to attend regular dog training sessions.”

Waverley borough commander, Inspector Gary Smith spoke to the Herald about the attack, confirming that the “owner has not been identified yet”.

He asked that anyone with information call 101, or report on the Surrey Police website at