Fear after dog bites

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A WOMAN says she could be scarred for life after a dog attack.

The victim - who does not want to be named - says she has been frightened to go out since she was bitten while walking her pet in Brighouse.

As reported by the Courier, she and a man were walking their dog along the riverbank near where it meets the canal between Elland Bridge and Brighouse when their pet was attacked by an English Bull Terrier.

The woman was hurt when she tried to stop the bull terrier, getting bitten on her left hand, wrist and fingers.

She said: “It was a very traumatic experience and I am still recovering now.

“It is likely that I have been scarred for life. I just wanted to walk my dog in peace but am now frightened to go out.

“I would urge anyone who saw this to get in touch with the police.”

The bull terrier - described as mainly white with light patches - and its owner walked off towards Brighouse.

The owner was described as a white man, aged between 55 and 65, medium to heavy build, with short dark hair, a full grey beard and a wearing a flat cap.

Anyone with information about the incident at around 2.50pm on Friday, April 15, should call Sergeant Dean Maddocks from the Lower Valley neighbourhood policing team on 0845 6060606 or CrimeStoppers, where information can be passed on anonymously, on 0800 555111.