Woman attacked by dog

By Connie Osborne Tuesday 11 February 2014 Updated: 11/02 16:56

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A WOMAN suffered injuries to her face and arm after being attacked by a dog near Winyates Centre.

The victim, who is her 40s, was walking her dog along a footpath at the back of Holyoakes Close about 7.30pm on Monday (February 10), when a man walked towards her with two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

The dogs, which were not on leads, approached her dog and as she tried to protect it by picking it up, one of the Staffies attacked it and bit her.

The owner of the dogs, which were white and brindle, ran off towards Winyates Centre.

He was chased by another man who was in the area and initially hid by some bungalows before running back to Holyoakes Close where he disappeared from sight.

An ambulance was called to the scene and the woman’s injuries were treated by paramedics.

The owner of the dogs was white, around 35 years old, of medium build and with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark jacket, black and white jumper and dark trousers.

PC Carita Caldicott, said: "This was a nasty incident and the woman’s injuries could have been a lot worse.

"We have done some house to house inquiries in the area but so far we have not been able to identify this man.

"He is quite likely to live locally and I would urge anyone who knows who he is or where he lives to come forward and contact us on the non-emergency number 101."

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident reference number 669-S-100214.

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