A woman from Preston who lot her sight after her dog ate part of her face has described the attack as "a relief".
Wendy Hamriding, from Ribbleton, was mauled by the animal after falling unconscious while drinking.
She says the attack saved her life, stopping her alcoholism.
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A wet start to the day, the winds easing slightly but they will strengthen later this afternoon, gusts of 45 to 50mph at the coast
Much of the rest of this week is looking very changeable, cool and windy with showers or longer spells of rain