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Woman unwell in hospital after being bitten by dog in Ribbleton

Posted on - 7th June, 2019 - 2:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
The dog attack took place on the path on the old railway line Pic: MichaelGT
The dog attack took place on the path on the old railway line Pic: MichaelGT

A woman was left with injuries to her hand and neck after a dog attack in Ribbleton.

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Update: Police confirmed the woman, who has been named, died in hospital

A 55-year-old woman was walking her dog on the old railway lines in Brookfield on Friday (31 May).

Her pet dog and another dog being walked started to fight around 6pm.

The woman intervened and was bitten on the hand and neck.

Her dog suffered an injury to the ear and was treated by a vet.

On Monday (3 June) the woman was found unwell at her home address and taken to Royal Preston Hospital. Police say she remains in a ‘poorly condition’.

The other dog in the fight is described as a large black and ginger dog. The owner of the other dog was wearing a blue coat.

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Detective Constable Rachel Benn from Preston CID said: “This incident has left a woman very seriously ill and I would appeal for anyone with information to come forward. I would also appeal for the owner of the other dog to come forward and get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1259 or DC Benn at Preston CID on 01772 209633 or email 6981@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

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