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Appeal for information following dog bite incident in Thornton Le Moor, Northallerton

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North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information regarding an incident where a woman and her dog were approached and bitten by a black Alsatian-type dog in Thornton-Le-Moor, Northallerton.

The incident took place on Wednesday 22 June at around 3.30pm. The woman and her four-year-old son were walking their dog, accompanied by a friend, when a black Alsatian-type dog which was off its lead approached them.

The approaching Alsatian-type dog then attacked the woman’s dog, causing puncture wounds to the dog’s leg. When the woman attempted to separate the dogs, that Alsatian-type dog then bit her hand, causing cuts to her hand.

The male owner of the Alsatian-type dog then approached, removed his dog and walked away from the incident. He is described as being in his 40’s with dark, greying hair and wearing a leather jacket.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who recognises the description of the dog owner and dog, is asked to contact 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to PC Adam Gatenby. Please quote reference number 12160113227. Alternatively you can email Adam.gatenby@northyorkshire.pnn.police

Police are also requesting dog walkers in the area to take care if they are approached by other dogs and to ensure that dogs are kept under control at all times.

Last modified: July 1, 2016