A dog walker’s died after a freak incident in Dovercourt.
Police say the animal bolted into the path of a car – pulling the man with him.
The man in his 60s suffered a head injury but went home.
However, he felt unwell and died a short time after going to hospital.
DS Dave Jones of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “A man has sadly died following this incident and I’m appealing to the woman driving the car to urgently get in contact with us so we can find out what happened.
“I’m also keen to speak to anyone who saw the dog-walker, before or after the incident. He was walking his dog which is similar to a Pug. The dog is safe and unharmed.”