Police are hunting a suspected thief who slashed a young woman with a knife when she confronted him in her garden.
Gemma Ball from Fenton in Stoke-on-Trent has been left with a scar after the attacker slashed her with a flick knife. She challenged him when her dog Bella started barking.
Gemma Ball, 20, needed internal stitches to the flesh in her face after a man pulled a blade on her when she caught him in the back garden of her home in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
A woman has been attacked in broad daylight in her own back garden after disturbing an intruder.
Gemma Ball from Fenton in Staffordshire went to let her dogs out into the garden when she disturbed a man who kicked her pets before pulling a knife on her.