A guide dog has been attacked and injured in a Portslade street.
Sussex Police officers are investigating the incident which happened at a bus stop in Mill Road.
The force said: “At about 10.45am on Thursday 6 November a 52-year-old local woman who is severely sight impaired was waiting at a bus stop in Mill Road, Portslade, with her Bernese mountain guide dog, which was lying down.
“Another woman with four dogs, all described as ‘Staffy/bull terrier’ types on leads, was walking past when one of the dogs, described as nearly black, bit the guide dog on the face, causing a puncture wound.
“The woman did not stop and walked on with her four dogs.”
PC Alastair Jamesson said: “The guide dog was treated for the injury at a local vet and is recovering but both the dog and the owner were deeply traumatised by this most unpleasant experience and this has left her reluctant to go out.”
Anyone saw what happened or who knows the owner of the four dogs is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email email@example.com.