Published: 13:25, 02 May 2013 |
Updated: 13:41, 02 May 2013
A pensioner was left needing surgery to an injury suffered when he was bitten by a dog in Lympne.
The 75-year-old was walking along Aldington Road, near to the airfield, at when he noticed a woman walking towards him with a dog on a lead.
Both the man and woman stopped to talk to each other.
But when the man held his hand down to the dog, the animal grabbed it with its teeth - biting twice.
The man immediately headed to a nearby house and was treated at the William Harvey Hospital, in Ashford.
He was transferred to another hospital in East Grinstead, where he remained for almost two weeks while undergoing three operations to treat his injured hand.
Kent Police now want to speak to anyone with information about the attack - at around 9.45am on Tuesday, April 16 - particularly the woman who was walking the dog.
She is described as white, around 5ft 3ins and in her mid-30s. The dog was desribed as slender, with long white and brown fur.
Anyone with information is asked to phone Kent Police on 101, quoting crime reference ZY/11942/13, or Kent Crimestoppers - anonymously - on 0800 555 111.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.