Woman attacked by dog while walking to work in morning

A YOUNG woman was bitten on an arm by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier on a lead as she walked to work in St Leonards.

The 27-year-old was on the footpath between The Slides and Churchwood Drive heading towards Wishing Tree Road in Hollington when the terrifying attack happened around 8.30am on Monday.

The brown coloured dog bit the victim on an arm but the female owner did not say anything to her.

The victim, who is from St Leonards, ran home and went to see her doctor.

She suffered puncture marks and brusing wher she the animal had bitten her arm.

The incident happened between 8.30am and 9am on Monday, a time when there would normally be lots of people going to work.

The dog walker was white, in her early 50s, 5’ 7” tall and of medium build.

She had short black or brown hair in a bob and was wearing a brown coat.

PC Faye Laker, from Hastings neighbourhood response team, said: “The victim was visibly shaken by the attack.

“All reports of this nature are taken seriously.

“The incident occurred very near to a primary school and this could have been a young child attacked.

“I am keen to trace the owner of the dog.

PC Laker added: “I would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or has heard anything about this incident.”

Witnesses and anyone with information can call 101 quoting serial 232 of 25/11, Alternatively they can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk to give information or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.