Witness appeal after woman scarred following dog attack in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 10:47 23 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:47 23 April 2014

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A woman has been scarred following a dog attack in Lowestoft.

The victim was bitten by a Staffordshire terrier-type dog while walking her boxer dog on the Esplanade in Lowestoft at about 7pm on Monday, April 7.

The woman was on the ramp near the Claremont Pier and heading towards the beach when the attacking dog ran towards them.

It then grabbed the boxer by the neck and would not let go.

The woman tried to get the dog to release her pet and managed to pull her animal away when it loosened its grip. The dog then went for the boxer, again this time biting the woman’s hand.

She was taken to hospital by her husband and was told that she would lose her fingernail and have scarring to her finger.

A Suffolk police spokesman said the owner of the attacking dog was apologetic at the time, had tired to get his dog to release the boxer and gave his name and contact number. However the number has since been found not to work and, despite enquiries by police, he cannot initially be traced.

Police are now asking the owner of the dog to come forward and are also asking anyone who may know who he is, or anyone who may have seen the incident to get in touch by contacting PC David Wallace at Lowestoft on 101, quoting reference LO/14/1778.

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