Dog attack in Bexhill

An appeal for witnesses has been made
An appeal for witnesses has been made

Police are appealing for witnesses after a dog was attacked by another dog in Bexhill.

An elderly couple were walking their three pets near the St Mary’s Recreation Ground in St Mary’s Lane at around 1.15pm on Thursday (July 9).

A black Staffordshire terrier, which had a white patch on its chest, ran towards them and jumped on the woman.

It did not hurt her, but it did then attack the border terrier that she was walking.

It left the dog with extensive bruising and a bitten eye socket which required veterinary treatment.

When the woman’s husband tried to stop the attack, he was bitten on the thumb causing cuts and bruising.

The woman walking the Staffordshire terrier then came over and took hold of the dog’s collar.

She is described as white, aged about 35, of large build with dark brown straight hair. It is not believed that she had a lead for her dog.

PC Elisabeth Kelly said: “This was a nasty incident which must have been very frightening for the couple. If you saw what happened or recognise the description of the woman please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 821 of 08/07.”

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