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Police Appeal For Information After Dog Attack

Police 14

11:52am 28th August 2014
(Updated 11:53am 28th August 2014)

It happened just off Byland Avenue towards Monkton Road on Friday 22 August 2014 at around 4pm.

The victims, a 44-year-old local woman and a her four-and-a-half year old Lhasa Apso dog, were on the grassed area opposite the adventure play ground when a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog attacked her dog twice causing serious injuries.

As the woman was picking her dog up in fear of a further attack from the Staffordshire bull terrier, it then bit her left wrist causing three puncture wounds.

She was able to run off to safety and took her dog to the vets for to get two wounds drained and stitched. The woman also attended hospital for treatment including a tetanus jab.

The description of the dog responsible for the attack is a large black Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog with brown speckles in its coat.

It was not on a lead at the time of the incident but the woman who owns it was nearby and tried to assist.

She is described as white, medium build, aged mid 40s, around 5ft 5in tall with short dark hair which is slightly longer on one side. She was wearing a turquoise care workers-type uniform, black trousers and a pink waterproof jacket.

PC Louise Harness, of the York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“This was a deeply upsetting experience for the woman and her dog and it is important that the owner of the Staffordshire bull-terrier-type dog comes forward to assist the police investigation as soon as possible.”

If you are the owner of the dog in question or have witnessed the incident, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Louise Harness. Or email louise.harness@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk quoting reference number 12140143077.


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