Woman left ‘bleeding’ with ‘puncture wounds’ after dog attack in Stevenage park

PUBLISHED: 14:56 30 September 2020 | UPDATED: 16:34 30 September 2020

A woman was bitten by a dog in St Nicholas Park, Stevenage earlier this month. Picture: Archant

A woman was bitten by a dog in St Nicholas Park, Stevenage earlier this month. Picture: Archant

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A woman was left bleeding and with a number of puncture wounds, after she was bitten by a dog in a popular Stevenage park earlier this month.

On Thursday, September 17, a woman was walking in St Nicholas Park when she was approached by a large dog off the lead.

The dog bit her arm, causing three puncture wounds and what police describe as “extensive bleeding”.

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The dog was put back on the lead by the owner, who walked off in the direction of Great Ashby.

PSCO Chloe Scott, of Stevenage safer neighbourhood team, said: “This was obviously incredibly distressing for the victim.

“This park is popular with dog walkers, and we believe that there would have been a number of witnesses at the time of the attack.”

Anyone with information can contact PSCO Scott at chloe.scott@herts.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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