Screenwriter Assaulted in ‘Dog Rage’ Incident

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

“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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