Woman seriously hurt in Hatfield dog attack

A WOMAN suffered serious facial injuries when she was mauled by a dog.

The 40-year-old Hatfield resident, who was walking her own dog at the time, also suffered neck injuries in the attack.

The woman’s dog was also bitten on its ear.

The attack only ceased when a man jogged over to the aggressive dog and dragged it away.

The incident occurred at 7.45pm on August 3 in Cherry Way park, near to Acacia Street in Hatfield, although police have only just released details.

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The dog was described as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, possibly crossed with a pit bull.

It was the size of a Labrador and was brindle (a tan, brown, black and grey mix) in colour with a white chest.

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The man who led the dog away is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build and aged in his mid 20s to early 30s.

He had dark brown, flat, short hair and was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

He was accompanied by two other white men.

PC Kelly Bailey, investigating, said: “The woman suffered significant injuries to her face and neck which will leave her with scarring and possibly requiring surgery.

“Our investigations are ongoing to determine who the owner of this dog is and I would appeal to anyone who knows who he may be, or who may recognise the dog, to contact me as soon as possible.”

Call police on 0845 3300222 with information.

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