Mr McGourty, a specialist lorry driver, said he was confronted by the dog's owner and their friends after the attack.
"They told me if I went to the police about it, 'it would end badly' for me," he added.
"They don't even know me. I went to police about it and I haven't heard much since. I was told there's not much that can be done for dog-on-dog attacks."Presumably there's also 'not much that can be done' for threatening behaviour?
Of course, now there's potentially bad publicity, the police are in 'No, no, of course we'll do something!' mode.
Police have said they are investigating the incident and are asking for anyone with information to contact them.The 'something to be done' is....well, claiming to be investigating.