Photographer Duncan Phillips, 55, who was shooting images of the seal when it was attacked on the slipway, told MyLondon: 'It was quite a vicious attack. The dog just wouldn't let go.
'It wouldn't let go despite repeated attempts by members of the public to separate the animals.'
None of them, sadly, has a weapon, except their bare hands. They all deserve medals.
The owner? Scarpered. In case the police could be bothered to turn up...
'The out of control dog was recalled by the owner who then left the scene...'
It's a woman. Chances are, a local. Good chance someone knows who she is. Social media is good at this.
“One of the men actually started kicking the dog quite aggressively and the owner got rather upset...”
Hopefully, she'll soon have something else to get upset about.