Screenwriter Assaulted in ‘Dog Rage’ Incident

“Bridget Jones” screenwriter Andrew Davies says he was attacked by another dog owner while defending his dog.

Posted: April 15, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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“Bridget Jones’s Diary” screenwriter Andrew Davies says he was attacked during what he described as a “dog rage” confrontation last week at a British park.

Davies, who is 71, was walking his rescue dog Daisy when the “timid” dog was confronted by two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

The Emmy award-winning screenwriter told the Birmingham (U.K.) Post that he “drove one of them off. I shouted ‘Go on! Get out of it!’ and sort of aimed a kick at it, which was never really meant to connect, and didn’t. The dog got the message and went off.”

“But his owner shouted, ‘Don’t you [expletive] touch my dog!’ and ran up and head-butted me and punched me in the eye.”

“It knocked me clean off my feet,” Davies says. “He was a big guy and I am quite little. I thought I was doing this guy a favor because he couldn’t control his dogs.”

A spokesperson for the Warwickshire Police said they are seeking a man in his early 20s in connection with the incident.

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kino   spring valley, CA

4/15/2008 7:11:45 PM

thanks

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bertha   SAN DIEGO, CA

4/15/2008 4:56:12 PM

just a word of advise...be careful out there..not all of us are responsible dog owners..

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Jennifer   Madras, OR

4/15/2008 3:31:43 PM

wow! some people!

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Cheril   Amarillo, TX

4/15/2008 6:32:29 AM

How terrible! I hope they can catch the jerk!

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