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.
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The day will begin cloudy with outbreaks of rain but will start to become drier and less windy by the afternoon.
A wet and blustery start to the day but will turn brighter and staying cool throughout.
Gradually becoming drier and less windy across the region but some showers may continue.