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Assault on dog walker, Plymouth

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Female suspect sought by police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault on a woman walking her dog in Plymouth.

The offence happened in the small park in Houndiscombe Road, Mutley, around 4.30pm on Tuesday 13 August.

The victim was walking her Springer Spaniel when it was attacked by another dog, a Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier type.

She confronted the female owner of the Bull Terrier but was pushed to the ground by the woman.

The victim, in her 20s and from Plymouth, sustained a dislocated knee in the incident. The suspect then made threats before walking off.

Police are investigating the offence and asking for any witnesses to contact them.

The female suspect is described as in her 40s, around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build and with dark brown hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a grey woolly jumper.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/073061/19.


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