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A 61-year-old woman bitten by a dog in Northumberland

A woman was bitten by a dog while walking her two dogs in Northumberland.

The 61-year-old was walking her two Shih Tzu dogs on November 24 in Postern Woods in Morpeth when the incident occurred.

A woman was bitten by a dog in Postern Woods, Morpeth Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It has been reported that she saw another woman walking a brown Spaniel who she claims was being called Harry. This dog attacked the two smaller dogs twice before the owner picked them up.

The Spaniel then attempted to get the dogs she was holding and bit her arm, causing a large bruise and puncture wound.

The woman owner of the offending dog Harry is described as white, in her 50s, 5 feet 5" tall, slim build with mousey blond bobbed hair and wearing a brown rain mac.

A 61-year-old woman was walking her two dogs when she was bitten by another dog Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Following the incident, police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should call the police on 101, quoting reference number 596 of 24/11/16.

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Boy, 13, suffers 'racist comments' in Gateshead

Police are appealing for information after a 13-year-old boy experienced racism on a bus in Gateshead.

The boy was travelling on the number 21 Go NorthEast bus between 4:05pm and 4:20pm on November 3 in Durham Road in Birtley.

Following the racist comments, police have released an image of a woman who was on the bus at the same time and who they believe may have information to help with their enquiries.

Police appeal for information after boy, 13, suffers racist comments on a bus Credit: Northumbria Police

Anyone who recognises this woman is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting the reference number 205 08/11/16.

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