Two people were arrested after a man was sprayed in the face with a "substance" before reportedly being bitten on the penis by a dog in Croydon.

A Met spokesman has since said: "Police were called to Southbridge Road in Croydon at 2:47pm on Friday, June 21 following reports of a substance sprayed in a man’s face.

"It was reported that after he was sprayed in the face, a dog belonging to the suspects attacked him and caused injury.

"The victim was taken to hospital where his injuries have been deemed non-life threatening.

"The dog has been seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

"A man and a woman, both in their 40s and from Croydon, were arrested on suspicion of GBH. They have been bailed to return in mid-July.

"Enquiries continue."

A Twitter user, who goes by the handle @JimmerUK, tweeted that his wife had witnessed the event and that the dog had bitten then victim on his genitals.

He later tweeted: "Dog guy and victim were having a row.

"Dog bit victim’s penis, ripping off the foreskin.

"My neighbour was doing some work outside his garage.

"Victim grabbed neighbour’s saw and chased dog owners, leaving foreskin behind."

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101 and quote CAD 4799/21Jun.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online via