Police appeal after bull terrier dog attacks woman in Hartlepool

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POLICE are appealing for information after a dog attacked a woman in Hartlepool.

Officers say a 48-year-old woman was bitten by a dog in Faulder Walk. Hartlepool. at around 4pm on Thursday, May 15.

She was taken to hospital for treatment after suffering puncture wounds to her leg and hand.

Police are now trying to find out the identity of the dog’s owner and want more information about the animal.

It is described as a white, Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog but police believe it could possibly be a cross breed.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “The woman suffered puncture wounds to her leg and hand and was treated at hospital for her injuries.”

Anyone with information regarding the dog or the identity of its owner is asked to contact PC Ralph Bainbridge.

He can be contacted on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.