A woman was bitten by a dog on a footpath in a York suburb.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information about the incident, which happened at about 8am yesterday (Tuesday).
The victim, a 74-year-old woman, was walking her own dog with a friend on the footpath near Heron Avenue and Teal Drive in the Foxwood area.
When two loose, unaccompanied dogs approached, she picked up her own animal to protect it. Then she was bitten on the hand by one of the loose dogs.
The loose dog then headed off towards York Acorn Rugby club.
Following the incident, the victim required medical treatment.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“In particular, we are appealing for information about the dogs and their owners.”
The two dogs are described as being small, broad, “staffy” style dogs. They had brown and white/ fawn and white markings.
If you can help, contact the police on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC 652 Pirrie
- Email PC Pirrie here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12220061662