Woman bitten during dog attack in Morpeth

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News from Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was bitten by a dog in Morpeth.

It happened at approximately 3pm last Thursday when the 61-year-old was out walking her two shih tzu dogs in Postern Woods.

She saw another woman walking a brown spaniel whom she heard being called Harry. This dog attacked the two smaller dogs twice before the owner picked them up. The spaniel then attempted to get the dogs she was holding and bit her arm causing a large bruise and puncture wound.

The owner of Harry was spoken to and then walked off without giving her details. The injured woman was shaken by the incident.

The woman owner of the offending dog, Harry, is described as white, in her 50s, 5’5” tall, slim build with mousey-blond, bobbed hair and wearing a brown raincoat.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything is asked to contact police. Anyone who recognises the owner of Harry, the brown spaniel, from the description is also asked to make contact.

Contact police on 101, quoting reference number 596 of 24/11/16, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.