Police appeal for witnesses after Hastings woman is bitten by dog

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Hastings police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was bitten by a dog last week.

The woman was walking along a pathway leading down to some allotments from Bembrooke Road, towards Old London Road, at about 11.30am on Wednesday, January 28.

She was looking for her dog that had run away from her home address and saw a man with a dog at the top of the pathway.

She went over to speak to the man to ask if he had seen her dog. Suddenly, she felt pain in her hand and realised that his dog had bitten her hand.

The man apologised then left. The woman received puncture wounds on her hand but did not attend hospital as she bandaged it herself.

The man is described as white, about 5’ 8” tall, of chubby build with short brown hair, bad teeth and being of an unkempt appearance.

The dog is described as a large bull dog type breed with a head similar to a Staff, of a creamy brown colour, standing 1’.5” and stocky. The dog’s right eye is a distinctive bright blue colour and is believed to be called Mega.

Anyone with information either about who the dog owner is or witnessed this incident is asked to contact us either by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.ukor by calling 101, quoting serial 639 of 28/01. Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.