The owner of a dog which attacked a woman in Lincoln leaving her with serious injuries has been arrested. Police say the 33-year-old local man will be interviewed later and tests will be carried out to confirm the breed of the dog.
A woman, seriously injured in hospital after being attacked by a dog, is said to have been an 'associate' of the owner. The 22-year-old woman, was taken to Lincoln A & E after the incident which happened around the old quarry at the rear of Outer Circle Road in the the city.
She suffered injuries to her scalp, face and arm and has so far been too ill to speak to police officers. Forensic tests are being carried out to establish the breed of the dog which is a predominately white coloured male American pit bull terrier.
A dog which attacked a woman leaving her with "serious injuries" has been found.
The attack sparked a hunt for the animal - thought to be an American pitbull - and the police search focused on a quarry in the Outer Circle Road area of the city.
Lincolnshire Police later said the animal was caught at around 1.30am, after previously warning the public to stay away "for their own safety".
A dog believed to have attacked a 22-year-old woman in Lincoln is being kept in police kennels.
Firearms officers and the force helicopter were called in to help search for the dog after the woman was rushed to hospital with serious injuries overnight.