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Elderly woman attacked by a dog in Plymouth

The dog sunk its teeth into the victim's thigh Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was attacked by a dog in Plymouth.

The victim, who is in her seventies, was bitten by a brown Staffordshire bull terrier in the Weston Mill area of Plymouth on Saturday.

The dog was on a on a lead but pulled away from its owner and sunk its teeth into the victim’s thigh, pulling her over on to the pavement in the process.

The dog owner muttered a few words before walking off.

Police would like to speak to the dog owner and any potential witnesses to the attack.

The Staffordshire terrier is described as brown in colour with white flecks.

The owner is described as being a white woman aged around 60. She was wearing a pink jumper. Police have released a CCTV image of her.

Police have released a CCTV image of the dog owner Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police


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– Maria Penn, farmer

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The dog, described by eyewitnesses as a 'pit bull type' ran into the fields last night. Credit: ITV Westcountry

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