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Officers in Widnes are appealing for information after a member of the public was bitten by a dog in Widnes.
At around 12:30 on Friday 8 July, the victim, an elderly woman, had visited the local shop on Halton View Road, opposite St Andrews Church.
As she was walking back to her car she was bitten by a dog, described as a tan coloured dog, with a large head, large body and short legs – possibly a pitbull.
The woman was bitten on the back of her leg, leaving an open wound which did need hospital treatment but it was not life threatening.
The owner of the dog, was described as a man, of stocky build, aged in his mid 40’s and around 5’ 6” tall.
He was also walking a second dog at the time of the incident.
Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone with any information in relation to the incident.
Inspector Robert McLoughlin said: “This is a distressing incident and officers are doing all they can to track down the owner of the dog.
“We know that the incident occurred around a local shop and people possibly may have video footage around the time of the incident.
“I would urge anyone who has footage or images to not share them online, but instead please send them in to us as they could be vital in assisting with our investigation.”
Anyone who has any information or footage of the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police by visiting our website or call 101 quoting IML 1312118.
Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or report it via the Crimestoppers website.
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