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Woman taken to hospital after dog attack in Canterbury

27 December 2012

Police are hunting a the owner of a dog which bit a woman’s hand on Canterbury’s Spring Lane Estate.


The attack happened as the 56-year-old victim walked in Sussex Avenue at 11am on December 5, but police have only just released information about the incident.


When she reached the community centre, she passed a man walking with a dog. The animal then suddenly bit the woman’s left hand.


The owner pulled the dog away and they ran towards Kent Avenue.

She went to hospital and needed stitches for the bite.


The dog’s owner is white, aged in his 20s, of slim build, about 5ft 6ins tall, and was wearing a thick hooded grey top with the hood up.


His dog has a square face, possibly of Rottweiler breed, and a tan-coloured mane.


Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the dog owner can call PC Jason Heather by calling 101 and quoting crime reference ZY/35737/12.

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