Police in Widnes appeal for information following dog attack

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a dog attack in Widnes.

Sometime between 10.15am and 10.40am on Sunday 14 August a family was walking their chocolate Labrador along the coastal path from Hale Park toward Liverpool when their dog was attacked by two other dogs.

The man tried to part the dogs and was injured in the process before running away from the area to safety. Their dog was also injured during the attack.

The first dog is described as a grey and brown Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The second is described as a mongrel which was a sandy colour with a dark nose.

The woman who was with these dogs is described as white, of slim build, in her late 50s and approximately 5ft tall. She has blonde hair which was in a ponytail, and she was wearing a white cap and sunglasses, and grey t-shirt and shorts.

The woman was seen walking off in the direction of The Lighthouse, Hale Village.

PC John Bogg said:

“This was a terrifying experience for the couple who had their 7-month-old baby with them at the time. As they ran to safety, to their horror, they discovered one of the dogs was chasing them. This is not how they envisaged their Sunday morning dog walk and no one should be put in danger of out of control dogs.

“I’d urge anyone with information or who recognises the description of the woman to contact me.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via the website quoting IML 1341970. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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