Woman requires surgery and Scottish terrier injured after Cobholm dog attack


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A woman suffered several cuts to her hands and arms as she fought to pry her pet from the jaws of another dog.

At around 4pm on Monday, July 3, a woman in her 40s was walking her pedigree Scottish terrier in a playing field off Mill Road in Cobholm when she was approached by another dog.

The dog, described as a mastiff/staffie cross, grabbed the terrier by the throat and dragged it a short distance, causing cuts to its neck.

As the woman fought to separate the two dogs, she too suffered cuts, which required hospital treatment.

Investigating officer, PC Mark Carrier, said: 'This is quite a nasty attack which has left the victim needing surgery to her hand. The owner of the offending dog is a woman described as white, believed to be Eastern European, 5ft 6, of slim build, and aged in her late 20s or early 30s.

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'The dog is described as having a dark and white coloured coat with distinctive blue eyes and often walked in the park area in Cobholm adjacent to Breydon Bridge.

'We would be keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning the owner of the dog.'

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Anybody with information regarding the incident should contact PC Carrier at Gorleston Police Station on 101.

Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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