Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses with regard to a dog being knocked down by two youths riding a motorcycle recklessly on Poplar Road, Methil about 6.15p.m. on Wednesday, February 18.
The youths are believed to be male, 15 - 20 years old, wearing hooded tops.
At the time of the collision it was dark and the motorcycle had no lights.
Sergeant Mike Collins, from Levenmouth Police Station said: “We are currently pursuing several lines of enquiry in an effort to quickly identify the culprits but we need the help of the local community to assist us in our evidence gathering phase of the enquiry.
“The dog, which was on a lead and being walked at the time, sustained serious but not life threatening injuries.”
“It is by pure chance that the dog’s owner was not injured in this incident and once again this incident reinforces the danger posed to pedestrians by the illegal use of motorcycles on and off-road. We will continue to rigorously police this problem with local patrols and days of action via the auspices of Operation Ducatti.”
He continued: “Operation Ducatti has yielded several successes of late but the mindless actions and lack of responsibility shown by these youths could lead to another serious accident if they are not brought to justice.
“I urge anyone with any knowledge on this incident to contact the Police on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.