Woman injured after dog attack

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a woman was attacked by a dog while walking her dog on Friday.

At about 8.40am, the 51-year-old victim was walking her dog on a lead in Cleveland and Blundells Road, when she and her dog were attacked by a black Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog that was not on a lead. The dog bit her on the middle finger of her right hand.

The dog was being walked by a white man in his late twenties, who was tall and slim. He was wearing a jacket with bright yellow sleeves and front panels.

The victim, who sustained a puncture wound and possible nerve damage, was treated at her local GP and completed a tetanus injuction course. Her dog, a black Labrador and Border Collie cross, was not seriously injured and did not require any treatment.

PC Alan Chick, from Milton Keynes police station, said: “This could have been a nasty incident. Luckily, the victim was not more seriously injured and she was left shaken and upset.

“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or if they remember meeting the dog walker and the dog to contact police. It is believed this man has walked the same dog in the area previously.”

Anyone with any information should contact PC Chick via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.