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Woman savaged by dog in Gordon Promenade East, Gravesend

By Chris Hunter

A woman was left badly injured after being attacked by a dog on Boxing Day.

Riverside Neighbourhood Watch coordinators have issued an appeal after the attack, which happened at around 9am on Tuesday, December 26.

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The woman needed surgery in East Grinstead Hospital after the attack
The woman needed surgery in East Grinstead Hospital after the attack

A woman aged in her 70s had been walking in the grounds of Gordon Promenade East, Gravesend, on the path between the fountains and top car park, when an Irish wolf hound attempted to attack her dog.

When she picked her own dog up, the wolf hound - described as a cream and light brown female hound - latched onto her hand, sinking its teeth through her gloves.

Her skin was torn further as the owner - described as around 5ft 5ins, white and English - hauled the dog away on its metal chain.

He then walked off with his dog towards the car park, leaving the victim bleeding badly and in shock.

A woman was left badly injured after being attacked by an Irish wolf hound in Gravesend
A woman was left badly injured after being attacked by an Irish wolf hound in Gravesend

The injured woman went to A&E at Darent Valley Hospital before receiving treatment at East Grinstead Hospital, where she was kept in for two days on an intravenous drip.

Police say the man is described as having fair hair and it is reported he drives a grey van with a fixed roof light.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting Crime Reference: XY/067990/17.

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