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Woman poorly after dog bite - appeal for information

Friday, June 7, 2019

WE are appealing for information after a woman was left seriously unwell after she was bitten by a dog.

The woman, 55, was walking her own dog on the old railway lines in Brookfield, Preston between 6pm and 7.30pm on May 31st when her pet and another dog being walked started to fight.

The woman intervened and was bitten on the hand and neck.

Her dog suffered an injury to its ear and was treated by a vet but the woman did not seek medical attention.

She was found unwell at her home address on Monday (June 3rd) and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where she is described as poorly.

Police are now trying to trace the dog involved and its owner.

The dog is described as a large black and ginger dog. The owner was described as wearing a blue coat.

Detective Constable Rachel Benn, from Preston CID, said: “This incident has left a woman very seriously ill and I would appeal for anyone with information to come forward. I would also appeal for the owner of the other dog to come forward and get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1134 of 5th June or DC Benn at Preston CID on 01772 209633. Email 6981@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

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