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Police hunt dog owners after attack on Cannock Chase

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 21, 2014

By Robin Scott

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A WOMAN was injured and her dog savaged in an attack by a Bullmastif while out walking in the Pye Green Valley area of Cannock.

The 22-year-old was walking her Border Collie at around 4.15pm on Wednesday January 8 in the area known as ‘the skelly’ at the back of Granary Close when it was set upon by another dog with no collar and not on a lead.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “In trying to separate the two dogs the woman was bitten on her hands by the Bullmastif, and also sustained bruising and swelling to her hands.

“She was treated for these injuries at Cannock hospital,” she said. “The woman’s dog was bitten about his neck, ears and face and was treated by a vet.”

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She said the Bullmastif was with a man and woman, aged in their late 20s or early 30s

The man is described as white, over 6ft tall, with a skinny build and wearing glasses, a beanie-style hat and dark-coloured clothing and is said to have shouted ‘Troy’ or something similar to the dog.

The woman was also white, 5ft 5in tall, slim build and carrying another Dachshund-type dog.

Police are encouraging the individuals to come forward but would like to hear from any witnesses or anyone who may know the couple with the Bullmastif.

Anyone who can help can call PC Andrea Morris at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 464 of January 8, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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