Police are investigating after a dog was mauled to death by another canine pet in north London.
The animal died after another dog raced across the road to launch an unprovoked attack, police said.
The incident happened just before 5.50pm on Saturday on the High Street in Cheshunt in front of horrified shoppers.
Officers say a woman was walking her dog down the street when a white dog with grey patches, which was off the lead, ran across and launched itself at her pet.
Police are now hunting for both the dog and the owner of the animal.
Inspector Jeffrey Scott, leading the police investigation said: “Our enquiries are continuing, and we are appealing for any witnesses to please get in touch.
“The dog owner is described as a tall, black male, wearing a turquoise coat and jeans. It’s reported that he had a second dog with him, believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
"Were you in the area at this time and saw a dog being dangerously out of control, or have any further information that may assist our investigation? Please contact me at Jeffrey.Scott@herts.police.uk.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 549 of 2 December.
To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.