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Dog attack in Latchford
5:44pm Friday 27th April 2012 in News
A WOMAN and her dog were attacked by two Staffordshire Bull terriers on Wednesday evening.
Police say the attack happened around 5.10pm when the woman was walking the animal on Black Bear Footpath in Latchford.
The two dogs − believed to be Staffordshire Bull Terriers − were with a man and were not on a lead. They attacked the woman′s dog and then turned on her when she tried to stop them.
The victim suffered deep cuts and puncture wounds to various parts of her body including her arms, legs and left hand. Her nose cartilage was also torn - this had to be reattached by doctors. The woman was treated at Warrington Hospital and has since been discharged.
Her dog sustained several puncture wounds to the lower body. The dog was taken to a vets surgery for treatment.
PC Katie Wardle said: "This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on a woman and a dog. This was a traumatic experience for the woman and she sustained serious injuries as a result.
"We are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.
It took place in the early evening when it was still light so we are hoping someone may have seen something significant, which could assist with our enquiries.
"We are also urging anyone who knows the identity of the man who was with the dogs to come forward.
"The man walked away in the direction of Cantilever Bridge without leaving his details or checking on the condition of the victim or her dog."
The man who was with the dogs is described as white, approx 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, approximately 40 to 50-years-old with short dark black hair. He was unshaven, spoke with a local accent and was wearing a dark top and blue jeans.
The two dogs were black and one had a pink studded collar on. The other had a blue studded collar.
The man also had another dog with him − this dog was on a metal chain lead. This dog was also a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and appeared to be older than the other two dogs according to police Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 697 of 25 April.